Nina Rossi, ESQ.
Nina brings a wealth of employment discrimination legal experience to her position as a civil rights attorney for CAIR New Jersey.
Dyaa Terpstra is a master’s student in the Rutgers Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration; he is pursuing an MPA with a concentration in Public Budgeting and Finance. During his undergraduate years, he was an accelerated MPA student and studied Public and Nonprofit Administration, and Political Science. Dyaa served as the Vice President of the Students for Justice in Palestine Chapter and in numerous other campus leadership roles, ultimately undergraduate student body President. He focused on tangible impacts for the student community and was the 2021 recipient of the Paul Robeson Award — the highest honor a student leader can receive. He was appointed to the Jefferson Township Board of Education in 2021 and won reelection for a 3-year term last November. Dyaa previously interned with the district office of Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr., worked on the 2020 Census, and worked on political campaigns where he was most recently campaign manager for State Assembly candidates. In his role at CAIR-NJ, Dyaa focuses on the operational, financial, and administrative functions of the organization.
madina P. ouedraogo
Madina P. Ouedraogo, MPA-PNP is a Burkinabé-American from Newark, New Jersey. She is an alumna of NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service where she earned her Master of Public Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management & Policy (MPA-PNP) with a specialization in Advocacy and Political Action. She is also an alumna of TCNJ, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology with a specialization in Non-Profit and Community Development and a double minor in Women’s and Gender Studies and African American Studies. Madina’s professional experiences include: the Office of Governor Murphy, ACLU NJ, NYC Gender Equality, League of Women Voters NJ, NAACP NJ State Conference, and the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. As a staunch advocate for social justice, in her role as Government Affairs Manager at CAIR-NJ, Madina seeks to foster meaningful change in the political, advocacy, civic engagement, legislative, and public policy arenas for New Jersey’s diverse and vibrant Muslim community. Madina is an avid reader and enjoys traveling.
Dina Sayedahmed comes from a wealth of experiences having worked at CBS News, Al Jazeera English, and The Intercept, where she produced news analysis videos presented by Marc Lamont Hill and Mehdi Hasan, respectively. Her work largely covers the Middle East and North Africa, state surveillance, and the various forms of American and European imperialism. The object of Dina’s work has always been to hold the powerful to account, and through her role as Communications Manager at CAIR-NJ, she hopes to work toward tangible improvements in the lives of American Muslims and minority groups. Dina graduated from Rutgers University – Newark with a degree in Political Science and Journalism.
During her free time, Dina enjoys gardening and practicing Arabic calligraphy.