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Advisory Board

The Markaz Advisory Board serves to promote and support the work of the center. This includes fundraising, advocacy for needed student services, and advising on the overall direction of the Markaz. The board is composed of undergraduate and graduate students, staff, alumni and faculty.


  • Imran Maskatia, '97, MS '98
  • Subhan Ali, MS '09, PhD '14
  • Anum Afzal, '10, MA '13
  • Salahodeen Abdul-Kafi, '12, MS '17


  • Shirin Sinnar, Assistant Professor of Law (temporarily inactive)


  • Rania Sanford, Assistant Vice Provost and Director of Programs, Faculty Development and Diversity
  • Farouk Dey, Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Career Education
  • Natali Jabbar, '09, MA '10, Senior Writer and Content Manager for the School of Humanities & Sciences at Stanford

Undergraduate Students

  • Ruqayya Toorawa, '18
  • Abdallah AbuHashem, '19