Hello! My name is RJ and I am a rising senior at New York University Studying Politics, Rights and Development and I am pursuing a minor in Social Entrepreneurship. Born in Aspen, Colorado, I was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I have spent the past two years of my life serving as the founder and director of an organization called LEAD Palestine. Through it, we aim to inspire, motivate and empower Palestinian youth in refugee camps through hands-on and fun leadership workshops, lessons and games.

At NYU, I am the President of the Muslim Students Association and I am currently a Dalai Lama Fellow where I am working to build a deeper sense of self awareness and value driven leadership. 

I am deeply passionate about my faith, friends and coffee. I try to love all those around me and I work to fight injustices that occur all around the world.