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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
  • Amal El-Ghazaly, PhD ‘16


  • Shirin Sinnar, Assistant Professor of Law
  • Robert Crews, Associate Professor of History

Graduate Students

  • Osama El-Gabalawy, '20


  • 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

Undergraduate Students

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