Meet the Board!

Saif Hamdan

Saif Hamdan

President

Hometown: Brentwood, TN

Year: Senior

Major: Mathematics and Spanish

Fun Fact: “I was an extra on the TV drama Nashville.”

Rafat Hossain

Rafat Hossain

Vice President

Hometown: Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology

Fun Fact: “I’m tight with Michelle Obama.”

Sheikh Ossama Bahloul

Sheikh Ossama Bahloul

Muslim Chaplain at Vanderbilt University

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Education: PhD in Comparative religions from Al-Azhar University

Fun Fact: Sheikh Ossama is the resident scholar at the Islamic Center of Nashville and took on the role of Vanderbilt University’s Muslim Chaplain in 2016.

Ruhama Shakhawat

Ruhama Shakhawat

Senior Adviser

Hometown: Tyler, TX

Year: Senior

Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology and MHS (Medicine, Health, and Society)

Fun Fact: “I hate bananas. And I used to live in Japan!”

Huzaifah Mahmood

Huzaifah Mahmood

Senior Adviser

Hometown: Springfield, IL

Year: Senior

Major: Spanish and MHS (Medicine, Health, and Society)

Fun Fact:

Farishtay Yamin

Farishtay Yamin

Senior Adviser

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Year: Senior

Major: Spanish and Psychology (minor)

Fun Fact: “After my semester abroad, I’ve had dreams in Spanish.”

Hamza Patel

Hamza Patel

Treasurer

Hometown: Madison, MS

Year: Junior

Major: Chemistry

Fun Fact: “I’m on the frisbee team!”

Bushra Rahman

Bushra Rahman

Secretary

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Year: Sophomore

Major: Biology and MHS (Medicine, Health, and Society)

Fun Fact: “I have twenty-one aunts and uncles.”

Fayo Abadula

Fayo Abadula

Event Coordinator

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Year: Sophomore

Major: Medicine, Health, and Society

Fun Fact: “I really don’t like spoons.”

Hamzah Raza

Hamzah Raza

Daw'ah Chair

Hometown: Lawrenceville, NJ

Year: Junior

Major: Religious Studies

Fun Fact: “I was once detained for thirteen hours by the Israeli military.”

Samihah Islam

Samihah Islam

Publicity Chair

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Year: Junior

Major: Computer Science

Fun Fact:

Irfaan Khalid

Irfaan Khalid

Webmaster

Hometown: Plainfield, IL

Year: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science and Mathematics (Applied)

Fun Fact: “I’m a rapper and photographer!”

Zain Khera

Zain Khera

MLC Representative

Hometown: Canton, MI

Year: Freshman

Major: Neuroscience

Fun Fact: “I am a dual-citizen of both the USA and Canada.”

Sahar Fakhruddin

Sahar Fakhruddin

Interfaith Council Representative

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Year: Junior

Major: MHS (Medicine, Health, and Society)

Fun Fact:

Wofaa Akeel

Wofaa Akeel

Freshman Rep

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Year: Freshman

Major: Psychology and MHS (Medicine, Health, and Society)

Fun Fact: “I won’t eat anything that touches pineapples.”

Jihan Eli

Jihan Eli

Historian

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Year: Junior

Major: MHS (Medicine, Health, and Society)

Fun Fact:

Hytham Al-Hindi

Hytham Al-Hindi

Service Chair

Hometown: Jonesboro, AR

Year: Junior

Major: Psychology and MHS (Medicine, Health, and Society)

Fun Fact: “I love dabke – I secretly watch dabke videos and practice when I have time.”

Emir Rodzi

Emir Rodzi

MYNT Representative

Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Year: Junior

Major: Computer Engineering

Fun Fact: “I am colorblind! And, yes, I can see the traffic lights.”