MSA BOARD 2017

Vice President: Nayab Khan Assalamualaikum! My name is Nayab and I’m from The City that Never Sleeps. However, sometimes, Penn feels like The College that Never Sleeps! I am studying Biology and Nonprofit Leadership, while on the pre-dental track. When I am not studying away, you can find me at some random cafe drawing away and/or telling people the importance of flossing. I love Penn, teeth, COFFEE, and snow!

Vice President: Nayab Khan

Assalamualaikum! My name is Nayab and I’m from The City that Never Sleeps. However, sometimes, Penn feels like The College that Never Sleeps! I am studying Biology and Nonprofit Leadership, while on the pre-dental track. When I am not studying away, you can find me at some random cafe drawing away and/or telling people the importance of flossing. I love Penn, teeth, COFFEE, and snow!

Strategy Chair: Kenan Saleh Salaam, my name is Kenan Saleh. I was born in New York City but spent the majority of my life in a tiny town in Wisconsin. My heritage is a bit unique — half of my family is from Syria while the other half is from Cuba. In my free time I enjoy exploring Philadelphia, working out, and spending time with my friends. I’m very excited to be on board, and look forward to a successful year InshAllah.

Strategy Chair: Kenan Saleh

Salaam, my name is Kenan Saleh. I was born in New York City but spent the majority of my life in a tiny town in Wisconsin. My heritage is a bit unique — half of my family is from Syria while the other half is from Cuba. In my free time I enjoy exploring Philadelphia, working out, and spending time with my friends. I’m very excited to be on board, and look forward to a successful year InshAllah.

Political Chair: Nancy Ibrahim Salaam! My name is Nancy and I am a freshman living in Hill. I hope to be pre-med, and I may major in BBB. I am Egyptian, and have lived in North Jersey my whole life. I drink too much coffee for my own good, and I'm a major foodie who loves to cook. I'm excited to join the board, and be an active member of Penn's Muslim community! 

Political Chair: Nancy Ibrahim

Salaam! My name is Nancy and I am a freshman living in Hill. I hope to be pre-med, and I may major in BBB. I am Egyptian, and have lived in North Jersey my whole life. I drink too much coffee for my own good, and I'm a major foodie who loves to cook. I'm excited to join the board, and be an active member of Penn's Muslim community! 

Treasurer & Islamic Education Co-Chair: Ezzaty Binti Hasbullah Assalamualaikum everyone! I’m Ezzaty and am originally from Malaysia. Currently very undecided on what to major in but Insyaallah hope to find out in the near future future. I used to hate sweets, but every since I came to America, I have developed an addiction to chocolate chip cookies (amongst other things). I love working out and doing all sorts of sports – mostly so that I can eat more cookies guilt-free!

Treasurer & Islamic Education Co-Chair: Ezzaty Binti Hasbullah

Assalamualaikum everyone! I’m Ezzaty and am originally from Malaysia. Currently very undecided on what to major in but Insyaallah hope to find out in the near future future. I used to hate sweets, but every since I came to America, I have developed an addiction to chocolate chip cookies (amongst other things). I love working out and doing all sorts of sports – mostly so that I can eat more cookies guilt-free!

Islamic Education Co-Chair: Zahraa Mohammed Salaam! My name is Zahraa Mohammed and I am from the Northeast of Philadelphia, but originally from Iraq. My intended major is Health and Societies within the College. I enjoy writing and performing spoken word poetry, capturing moments (which includes having an excessive amount of photoshoots), and meeting people of all walks of life. Every one of us has a story, and I’m excited to hear all about yours iA!

Islamic Education Co-Chair: Zahraa Mohammed

Salaam! My name is Zahraa Mohammed and I am from the Northeast of Philadelphia, but originally from Iraq. My intended major is Health and Societies within the College. I enjoy writing and performing spoken word poetry, capturing moments (which includes having an excessive amount of photoshoots), and meeting people of all walks of life. Every one of us has a story, and I’m excited to hear all about yours iA!

Service Chair: Aziz Jalil Assalamu Alaikom! My name is Aziz and I’m a second year graduate student pursuing my PhD in Chemistry! I’m kind of like Will Smith, born and raised in Philly. I enjoy making people laugh and also love helping people with whatever capacity I possibly can. Aside from school, I am involved with the refugee population in the Philadelphia area as well as a mentorship program called LAMP. I hope to be able to use these involvements to benefit the Penn MSA community!

Service Chair: Aziz Jalil

Assalamu Alaikom! My name is Aziz and I’m a second year graduate student pursuing my PhD in Chemistry! I’m kind of like Will Smith, born and raised in Philly. I enjoy making people laugh and also love helping people with whatever capacity I possibly can. Aside from school, I am involved with the refugee population in the Philadelphia area as well as a mentorship program called LAMP. I hope to be able to use these involvements to benefit the Penn MSA community!

Secretary: Ryanne Fadel Salam! My name is Ryanne Fadel, and I am from East Orange, New Jersey, the state everyone loves. I’m originally Algerian, more specifically half-Arab and half-Berber. I’m currently a freshman in the College studying Economics and I live in Fisher. I spend most of my days studying, helping out friends, eating to my heart’s desires, and writing poetry! If you ever catch me on campus, feel free to say hi! I’m really excited to be on board with the MSA this semester, and I’m looking forward to a wonderful year with you all!

Secretary: Ryanne Fadel

Salam! My name is Ryanne Fadel, and I am from East Orange, New Jersey, the state everyone loves. I’m originally Algerian, more specifically half-Arab and half-Berber. I’m currently a freshman in the College studying Economics and I live in Fisher. I spend most of my days studying, helping out friends, eating to my heart’s desires, and writing poetry! If you ever catch me on campus, feel free to say hi! I’m really excited to be on board with the MSA this semester, and I’m looking forward to a wonderful year with you all!

Community Development Chair: Iman Omer Assalamu Alaikum! I’m Iman Omer, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, and I’m a Biology major (as of now). I’m ethnically Sudanese and I strongly identify with Sudan. However, I was born in New Jersey, and lived the last eight years of my life in the United Arab Emirates and essentially consider it home. I am an avid tea drinker, and I’m easily addicted to TV shows. I’m also extremely interested in various cultures and traditions of the world. Overall, I’m looking forward to working with this board to strengthen the Muslim community here at Penn.

Community Development Chair: Iman Omer

Assalamu Alaikum! I’m Iman Omer, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, and I’m a Biology major (as of now). I’m ethnically Sudanese and I strongly identify with Sudan. However, I was born in New Jersey, and lived the last eight years of my life in the United Arab Emirates and essentially consider it home. I am an avid tea drinker, and I’m easily addicted to TV shows. I’m also extremely interested in various cultures and traditions of the world. Overall, I’m looking forward to working with this board to strengthen the Muslim community here at Penn.

Outreach Chair: Keith Bolden Asslamu Alikom! My name is Keith and I’m from from the Frankford area of Philadelphia. I’m a freshman in Wharton hoping to concentrate in Social Impact & Responsibility with Marketing. I enjoy playing basketball, music, and sleeping when I can. I’m really a nice person, if you see me come say hi. I’m not as mean as may look at times.

Outreach Chair: Keith Bolden

Asslamu Alikom! My name is Keith and I’m from from the Frankford area of Philadelphia. I’m a freshman in Wharton hoping to concentrate in Social Impact & Responsibility with Marketing. I enjoy playing basketball, music, and sleeping when I can. I’m really a nice person, if you see me come say hi. I’m not as mean as may look at times.

President: Zuhaib Badami Salaam! My name is Zuhaib and I’m a Khoja Pakistani Australian who spent his childhood moving between Saudi Arabia and Australia. (Third Culture Kids FTW!). Things I love: food, taking care of people, food, travel, Philly, food, midnight walks, food…you get the point. I’m here to help the MSA develop as well as make sure everything and everyone is taken care of. Feel free to contact me about pretty much anything (good, bad, or ugly) at president@upennmsa.org.

President: Zuhaib Badami

Salaam! My name is Zuhaib and I’m a Khoja Pakistani Australian who spent his childhood moving between Saudi Arabia and Australia. (Third Culture Kids FTW!). Things I love: food, taking care of people, food, travel, Philly, food, midnight walks, food…you get the point. I’m here to help the MSA develop as well as make sure everything and everyone is taken care of. Feel free to contact me about pretty much anything (good, bad, or ugly) at president@upennmsa.org.