A product of Dearborn Public Schools, Abdullah went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan-Dearborn and a Masters of Public Health from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He began his career working at the United Nations’ Relief and Work Agency as a volunteer. His experience in the UN helped him become a
A graduate of Brandeis University, Nadia received a double degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Biology and then obtained her medical degree from SUNY Downstate. She began her medical career at the Children’s National Medical Center working in the emergency room, witnessing countless traumas. Nadia also helped her husband manage his neurosurgery practice, giving her
As he announced his intention to run, Jesse was told that as an Arab and as a Muslim, he was told he should quit. Having lived in the U.S. for over 25 years, he was shocked but still determined to run for Senate. Born in Jordan but raised in the U.S., Jesse and his parents
Kayse was born into a nomad family in Somalia but fled the violence in 1998. As he was earning his degree at Marylhurst University, he waited tables at a Somali restaurant and worked at the DoubleTree Hotel. But what’s more impressive is that Kayse simultaneously was helping refugees who had recently arrived in the U.S.
After graduating from NYU, Amir has spent most of his career as a lawyer but more recently, has served as the Civil Rights Director for CAIR-MN. Come November, Amir is looking to getting involved in State politics and unseat incumbent Nolan West. Amir attributes his strong work ethic and determination to his early childhood, where he
Originally hailing from a remote town in Pakistan, Naveed moved to the United States to provide ample educational opportunities for her daughter, believing that those same opportunities would be less available back in her home country. Naveed settled in North Carolina and became a physician for the past twenty years. During those two decades, she
Aisha is a small business owner and the mother of three children in school. Both of these facts fueled her desire to run for State Delegate, as she saw firsthand the problems both with opportunities for the youth and the lag in small business ownership. She was born in a small town in Peshawar, Pakistan
Transcending party lines is a difficult skill to hone but Omar has proven that he’s more than capable. He’s challenging current Representative Dana Rohrabacher, despite the fact that he is a Fullerton native. In fact, it’s because his Representative, who is Republican, is doing so well in his district, Omar decided to run in Rep.
Bushra’s background is a bit more unique than most candidates: she is still in school, currently in her second year at DePaul University in Chicago. She’s an active community volunteer and often does work for various non-profit organizations. She hopes to serve as a voice for the underrepresented and regardless of whether or not she