USC Dornsife College Of Letters Arts and Sciences

University of Southern California

AMCLI National Program Alumni (2008-2013)

AMCLI National Program Alumni (2008-2013)

The following individuals have participated in the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute National Fellowship. To date, over 100 fellows from five cohorts have participated in the national AMCLI program.

Please note that some of the affiliations have changed subsequent to the program.

Amed_AmiraAmira Ahmed
Founder and Executive Director
Midwest Community Development, Inc. (MCDI)
St. Louis Park, MN
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

Tanzila_AhmedTanzila “Taz” Ahmed
Voter Engagement Manager
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Los Angeles, California
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

KasarKasar Abdulla
Former Director of Advocacy and Education
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC)
Nashville, TN
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

Abdullah_MustafaMustafah Abdullah
Program Associate
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Missouri
St. Louis, MO
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

AbunieSuzy Abu-Nie
Former Social and Mental Health Services Advocate
Hyde Street Community Services
San Francisco, CA
AMCLI I (2008-09)

 

AMCLI_2010_Ahmad, SamarSamar Ahmad
Executive Director
Arete, University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

Ahmad_ReemaReema Ahmad
Former Civic Engagement and Campaigns Manager
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago
Chicago, IL
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

AMCLI_2010_Ahmed, SameerSameer Ahmed
Attorney
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr
Boston, MA
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

Fahd AhmedAhmed_Fahd
Acting Executive Director
Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM)
Jackson Heights, NY
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

JunaidAfeef_1Junaid Afeef
Executive Director
Common Good Advocates
Chicago, IL
AMCLI I (2008-09)

 

RAkram2Rabia Akram
Former President of Muslim Health Professionals
Health Research and Policy Committee
Bellwood, IL
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

alyMarwa Aly
UnMosqued
Co-Producer
Palisades, NJ
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

amanullahShahed Amanullah
Senior Advisor for Technology
U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC
AMCLI I (2008-09)

 

nermeenNermeen Arastu
Clinical Law Professor and Supervising Attorney
New York, NY
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

ArshadUrooj Arshad
Associate Director of International Youth Health and Rights
Advocates for Youth
Washington, DC
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

Ashraf_ameenAmeen Ashraf
President
Islamic Circle
San Francisco, CA
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

Awad_MuneerMuneer Awad
Executive Director
Council on American-Islamic Relations New York
New York, NY
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

Aziz_NurNur Aziz
Consultant
Harvard University and UNICEF
Cambridge, MA
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

AMCLI_2010_Barrow, KevinKevin Barrow
Founder and CEO
Mark App
Washington, DC
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

bhattiUmbreen Bhatti
Host and Producer
Reflections on Islam, Podcast
Oakland, CA
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

Billoo_Zahra Zahra Billoo
Executive Director
Council on American-Islamic Relations San Francisco Bay Area
Santa Clara, CA
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

buttarShahid Buttar
Executive Director
Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Washington, DC
AMCLI I (2008-09)

 

RChaudry2Rabia Chaudry
President
Safe Nation Collaborative
Washington, DC
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

FChowdhury2Farhad Chowdhury
Founder and CEO
Fifth Tribe
Washington, D.C.
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

tamimchowdhuryTamim Chowdhury
Executive Director
Emerge USA
Miami, FL
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

Craun_DustinDustin Craun
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Ummah Wide
Berkeley, CA
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

imam_makramMakram El-Amin
Imam
Masjid An-Nur
Minneapolis, MN
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

ElibiaryMohamed Elibiary
Founder
Lone Star Intelligence, LLC
Dallas, TX
AMCLI I (2008-09)

 

BElkarra2Basim Elkarra
Chair
Bond Oversight Committee
Los Rios Community College District
Sacramento, CA
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

FakhraieFatemeh Fakhraie
Social Media Marketing Specialist
Brass Media Inc.
Corvalis, OR
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

FarragHebah Farrag
Assistant Director of Research
Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
AMCLI I (2008-09)

 

Firozvi_Nadia2Nadia Firozvi
Policy Advisor
Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

TGaya2Taha Gaya
Executive Director
Pakistani American Leadership Center
Washington, DC
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

Safiya Ghori-AhmadSafiya Ghori-Ahmad
Brookings Legislative Fellow
U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs
Washington, DC
AMCLI I (2008-09)

 

SNoor2Sehreen Noor Ali
Director of Partnerships
Noodle
Washington, DC
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

Ishraq AliIshraq Ali
Organizer
NationBuilder
Los Angeles, CA
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

Haddadi_TannazTannaz Haddadi
Senior Privacy Analyst
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Washington, DC
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

UHakim2Umar Hakim
Executive Director
ILM Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

Hakim_KarimKarim Hakim
Representative
Helping Hand for Relief and Development
Sacramento, CA
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

HebanAhmed Heban

 

Khizer HusainKhizer Husain
Chief of Staff
Two Rivers Public Charter School
Alexandria, VA
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

Hussain_TariqTariq Hussain
Board Member
SMILE
Hackensack, NJ
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

ZebaZeba Iqbal
Former Executive Director
CAMP International
New York, NY
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

LatifSofia Latif

 

Milia Islam-MajeedMilia Islam-Majeed
Executive Director
South Coast Interfaith Council
Long Beach, CA
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

Kyle J Isma'ilKyle J. Isma’il
Program Officer
Corporation for National and Community Service
Alexandria, VA
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

Jamshidi_Maryam2Maryam Jamshidi
Founder
Muftah Magazine
Washington, DC
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

SJanmohamed2Shenaaz Janmohamed
Curator
Totally Radical Muslims
Oakland, CA
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

Sarah JawaidSarah Jawaid
Community Organizer
LA Voice PICO
Pasadena, CA
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

kaissiTaif Kaissi
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Medical Network Devoted to Service (MiNDS)
Los Angeles, CA
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

kaleemM. Bilal Kaleem
Former Executive Director
Muslim American Society, Boston Chapter
Boston, MA
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

AMCLI_2010_Kalim-Ullah, SarahSarah Kalim-Ullah
Development Assistant
Unity Productions Foundation
Washington, DC
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

KhanRuby Khan
Resilience Coordinator
UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Nairobi, Kenya
AMCLI I (2008-09)

 

AMCLI_2010_Khawaja, Moein_2Moein Khawaja
Former Executive Director
Council on American-Islamic Relations Philadelphia
Bloomington, Indiana
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

KillawiAmal Killawi
Former Therapist
ACCESS
Passaic, NJ
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

KizilbashSophia Kizilbash
Founder, Leadership and Life Coach
South Asian Sisterhood
Bellingham, WA
AMCLI I (2008-09)

 

Latheef_Zahir -2Zahir Latheef
Former President
Muslim Students Association (MSA) National
Houston, TX
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

Farhan LatifFarhan Latif
President
El-Hibri Foundation
Washington, DC
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

ELekovic2Edina Lekovic
Director of Policy and Programs
Muslim Public Affairs Council
Los Angeles, CA
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

MMahboob2Mostafa Mahboob
Former Communications Manager
Islamic Relief USA
Los Angeles, CA
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

MakkiHind Makki
Blogger
Patheos Inc.
Chicago, IL
AMCLI I (2008-09)

 

Malik_NaveenNaveen Malik
Compressed Natural Gas(CNG) Project Manager
Department of Defense
Washington, DC
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

AMCLI_2010_Men, AsmaAsma Men
Project Coordinator
California Public Leadership Pipeline Project
Los Angeles, CA
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

AMCLI_2010_Mohajir, NadiahNadiah Mohajir
Co-Founder and Director
HEART Women & Girls
Chicago, IL
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

Jenan MohajirJenan Mohajir
Curriculum Consultant
Interfaith Youth Core
Chicago, IL
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

AMCLI_2010_SYED_MOHIUDDINSyed Mohiuddin
Engagement Manager
McKinsey & Company
Chicago, IL
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

Moon_AtifAtif Moon
Co-Founder
Center for Global Understanding
Washington, DC
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

MowjoodSharaf Mowjood
Associate Producer
NBC News
New York, NY
AMCLI I (2008-09)

 

MuhammadSultan Muhammad
Imam
Mosque Maryam, National Headquarters of Nation of Islam
Chicago, IL
AMCLI I (2008-09)

 

AMCLI_2010_Nadir, ZarinahZarinah Nadir
Board Member
Islamic Social Services Association
Phoenix, AZ
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

PMuhammad2Precious Muhammad
Independent Scholar (Author, Lecturer, Publisher, & Researcher)
PreciousSpeaks.com
Newpot News, VA
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

Mujahideen_RushdanRushdan Mujahid-Deen
Human Resource and Professional Development Consultant
IQRA Bilingual Academy
Dakar, Senegal
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

OKAHANA_1Hironao Okahana
Research Associate
Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)
Washington, DC
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

OkakpuNdidi A. Okakpu
Community Development Consultant
Chicago, IL
AMCLI I (2008-09)

 

patelSalim Patel
Founder and Board Member
SMILE
Passaic, NJ
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

PremjeeSharmeen Malik Premjee
Coordinator
The Global Fund Community, Rights and Gender Initiative
Geneva, Switzerland
AMCLI I (2008-09)

 

Megan PutneyMegan Putney
Executive Director,
Woman of the House
Salalah, Oman
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

qaziFaisal Qazi
Treasurer
Medical Network Devoted to Service (MiNDS)
Torrance, CA
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

Quraishi_AmandaAmanda Quaraishi
Writer, Blogger, Interfaith Activist, and Technology Professional
Austin, TX
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

Qureshi_SabrinaSabrina Qureshi
Finance and Operations Director
Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals (CAMP)
Chicago, IL
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

RahmanZeenat Rahman
Fellow
Institute of Politics, University of Chicago
Washington, DC
AMCLI I (2008-09)

 

Rahman_NoreenNoreen Rahman
Program Services Manager
Girls Incorporated, Orange County
Costa Mesa, CA
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

Rahman_AishaAisha Rahman
Executive Director
KARAMAH
Washington, DC
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

AMCLI_2010_Raja, QudsiaQudsia Raja
Senior Policy and Advocacy Associate
YWCA USA
Washington, DC
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

rashaadKhalis Rashaad
Imam
Ibrahim Islamic Center
Houston, TX
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

Hussein RashidHussein Rashid
Committee
Contemporary Islam for the American Academy of Religion
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

Rehman_AsimAsim Rehman
General Counsel
Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department
New York, NY
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

AMCLI_2010_Sabree, MansoorMansoor Sabree
Director and Imam
Atltanta Masjid of Al-Islam
Atlanta, Georgia
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

Reem1Reem Salahi
Chief of Party
Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) Syria Project
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

SalehJihad F. Saleh
Government Affairs Representative
Islamic Relief USA
Washington, DC
AMCLI I (2008-09)

 

AMCLI_2010_Sanwari, MurtazaMurtaza Sanwari
Chief Operating Officer
Kaiser Permanente- Antelope Valley and Panorama City Medical Centers
Los Angeles, CA
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

SarsourLinda Sarsour
Executive Director
Arab American Association of New York
Brooklyn, NY
AMCLI I (2008-09)

 

NSedique2Nura Sediqe
Former Research Director
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Washington, DC
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

HShafi2Hashi Shafi
Executive Director
Somali Action Alliance
Minneapolis, MN
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

ShahNaim Shah Jr.
CFO and International Director
ILM Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
AMCLI I (2008-09)

 

AMCLI_2010_Shaikh, KashifKashif Shaikh
Program Officer
McCormick Foundation
Chicago, IL
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

Naba SharifNaba Sharif
Board Member
Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) New York
Arlington, VA
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

Jamiel SheikhJamiel Sheikh
Managing Partner
Panthera Capital
New York, NY
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

maggieMaggie Siddiqi
Program Director
American Muslim Health Professionals (AMPH)
Washington, DC
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

Siddiqui_HiraHira Siddiqui
Director of Operations and Education
UMMA Center
Waukegan, IL
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

HtarinHaris Tarin
Senior Policy Advisor
Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC
AMCLI II (2009-10)

 

amcli_2010_Asma_UddinAsma Uddin
Founder and Editor in Chief
Altmuslimah.com
Washington, DC
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

Vali-001Yusufi Vali
Executive Director
Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center
Boston, MA
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

waheedManar Waheed
Deputy Policy Director of Immigration
White House Domestic Policy Council
Washington, DC
AMCLI V (2012-13)

 

Arshia_WajidArshia Wajid
Founder
American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP)
Chicago, IL
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

DawudDawud Walid
Executive Director
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Michigan
Detroit, MI
AMCLI IV (2011-12)

 

Khuram_ZamanKhuram Zaman
Digital Strategist
Fifth Tribe
Washington, DC
AMCLI III (2010-11)

 

Shireen ZamanShireen Zaman
Program Director
Security & Rights Collaborative at The Proteus Fund
Washington, DC
AMCLI IV (2011-12)