Nagla Bedir

Co-founder and Executive Director

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Nagla Bedir holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Psychology from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and a Master’s Degree in Social Studies Education from the Graduate School of Education-Rutgers University. She is currently a high school social studies teacher in an urban district in New Jersey.

Luma Hasan

Co-founder and Executive Director

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Luma Hasan holds a Bachelor's Degree from Rutgers University-New Brunswick  in History and a Master’s Degree in Social Studies Education from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. She is currently a high school social studies teacher in New Jersey.

 
 

Shehnaz Abdeljaber

Parent Blog Editor

Shehnaz Abdeljaber earned a bachelor's degree in English and Africana Studies at Rutgers. She is currently working on her Masters in Liberal Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. She works at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Rutgers as the Programming Director Of Events and Outreach.

Samaa Elbery

Social Media Coordinator

Samaa Elbery is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health. She is currently working on a Master’s Degree in the Arts of Education with Relay Graduate School of Education-Newark. She is a high school teacher in an urban district teaching biology and engineering. 

sarah elbery

Teacher Blog Editor

Sarah Elbery holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning & Public Policy and Middle Eastern Studies from Rutgers University. She is currently a Masters in Public Administration candidate at Rutgers University and teaches science in an urban district.

 

sundoes elbery

Social Media Coordinator

Sundoes Elbery is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health. She is currently working on a Master’s in the Arts of Education with Relay Graduate School of Education-New York City. She is a NYC high school science teacher.

sarah hussain

Student Blog Editor

Sarah Hussain holds a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies from Rutgers University.  She earned her masters’ degrees in English as a Second Language and Special Education from Rutgers Graduate School of Education.  She has been a high school teacher of English Language Learners and students with exceptionalities in New Jersey for the past 6 years.

zehra imam

Teacher Blog Editor

Zehra Imam is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature. She is currently completing her Masters in English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She currently teaches at a bilingual school in Kuwait.