SPRING 2020 COHORT
Hajar Fouad is a rising junior at Seton Hall University majoring in Business Administration with concentrations in Economics and Marketing and minoring in Legal Studies. On campus she is the Secretary of Scholars for Syria, a club that spreads awareness about the conflict in Syria. She is very excited to be an intern at CAIR NJ this summer and contribute as much as she can to the organization.
Asmaa Ashraf is a senior at Rutgers University Newark, pursuing a degree in Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies. Asmaa is also a CompTIA Certified Cybersecurity Analyst (CYSA+) with a deep passion for human rights and social justice. She also recently became an editor for Falestine Magazine. She is excited for her new role as a Government Affairs intern where she will advocate for her fellow Muslims’ civil rights, and hopes to further establish her career in advocacy for the Muslim community and other marginalized groups. Asmaa aspires to become a voice for those whose voices are suppressed.
Amna is a rising senior at Rutgers-New Brunswick double majoring in Political Science and Human Resource Management and minoring in Women and Gender Studies. She currently serves as the Muslim Public Relations Council President and is deeply passionate about community organizing. Through the Lloyd C. Gardner Fellowship, Amna also conducted research on gendered household dynamics among Syrian refugees as a result of displacement. Amna is excited to join the CAIR team and to combine her passions to advocate for the Muslim community. After Rutgers, she hopes to study abroad before attending law school in order to further develop her interests in international development.
Dareen Qaddoumi is a Master’s student in Montclair State University’s Law and Governance program, where she is completing thesis work on anti-BDS legislation. She graduated in 2020 with a double major in Jurisprudence and Political Science, and a minor in Arabic Studies. Her interests include social justice, traveling, and her three cats: Bubula, Nubbie, and Kitty.