Mansoor Rizvi
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Mansoor Rizvi brings over 15 years of experience in starting and growing a company, along along with business management and development and engaging in case management and social services. He is a recent May 2017 graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey in their Master's in Social Work program, where he studied to be a licensed counselor and therapist. He is also the owner of ICOS where he has supplied toner cartridges, and offered liquidation services to companies and individuals looking to get rid of their excess products. He graduated from the Imam Ali Howza Seminary one June of 2014. He serves as a volunteer with an interfaith organization engaged in advocacy work named Muslims4Peace.
Raza Mir
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Prof Raza Mir is a Professor of Management at the Cotsakos College of Business, William Paterson University. He received his PhD in Management from the University of Massachusetts. He has written several scholarly papers, and is the author/editor of four books, most recently the Routledge Companion to Philosophy in Organization Studies
Jerrmein Abu Shahba
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Jerrmein Abu Shahba, originally from Egypt and guided by the grace of Allah (SWT) to the truth path of AhlulBayt (AS), obtained masters in Chemistry and is a Clinical Research Scientist by profession. She contributes as a writer for the Islamic Insights, AIM, Muslims4peace, Stand with Dignity and Voice of Unity magazines. Jerrmein volunteers as an editor for the al-Islam.org website, and translates Islamic literature to propagate the teachings of AhlulBayt (as).
Walaa Chahine
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Walaa Chahine is a recent college graduate diving head first into the world of journalism. She has been a contributor with the Huffington Post for 2 years, focusing on social, religious, and political issues. Along with being a freelance writer, she is also an urban area, middle school science teacher where she hopes to empower students by bringing them into the world of scientific research and discovery. Walaa's community efforts include volunteering with cancer patients for 5+ years, co-founding a chapter of the American Medical Student Association at her alma mater, and serving as a protestor/activist against the daily oppression of people here in the US and across the world.
Walid Abushahba
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Dr. Walid Abushahba Received PhD in Molecular Biology from Rutgers University in 2010. Completed Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Cancer Institute of NJ in 2012.Currently a Fulltime Professor at Berkeley College and Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University.Serves as the Event Committee Coordinator in Al-Ghadeer Benevolent Foundation in North Bergen, NJ/Volunteer Quran Instructor at Al-Ghadeer Islamic Saturday School.
Zain Ali
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Zain Ali , A leader in strategy and innovation that has launched new global products, developed business alliances, and helped drive top-line growth for publicly traded and startup companies. Over the years he has developed a passion for B2B innovation related to financing, networks and the data that powers them. His other passion is giving back to those in need and has been lucky to have volunteered at an earthquake refugee site in the Himalayan mountains, helped raise funds to build two schools in Thailand, sits on the Board of Muslims for Peace which promotes peaceful community building in NJ by organizing food drives, programs for at risk children and partnering and volunteering with the Children’s Home Society of New Jersey which supports 59,000 at risk children in his local state. Currently Zain is the Director of Global Product Strategy and Innovation for Dun & Bradstreet, the largest B2B Trade data company in the world, where he is unleashing the power of data and networks to maximize the potential of B2B companies and financial institutions.
Umar A. Sheikh
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Umar A. Sheikh is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience, having received his JD from Brooklyn Law School in 2000. Umar practices with the mid-Atlantic regional law firm of Offit Kurman, P.A. Umar’s practice concentrates on all aspects of real estate law – purchases, sales, financing, development, leasing, evictions, foreclosures, management – and those areas of law that are related to real estate – corporate, tax, asset protection, estate planning, and litigation. Umar regularly represents parties in the purchase, sale and financing of multifamily, mixed-use, commercial and retail properties. He also represents borrowers in CMBS transactions, hard money lenders, and “fix and flip” investors. In addition, Umar provides outside general counsel services to small and mid-size companies, as well as foreign investors and entities doing business, real estate or otherwise, in the United States. Umar has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Asian American Bar Association of New York.
Shamel Merchant
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Shamel Merchant received his PhD and MS in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has been working as a research scientist. He is developing clean energy technologies and published several scientific papers on this topic. He is passionate about encouraging STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education among the youth and has been a part of several charity and educational organizations since his graduate school days.