I was born and raised in the Seattle area as a homeschooled American-Muslim from a low-income background. Growing up, I faced several challenges educationally, socially, and economically. Through a lot of hard work and support from both family and friends I got my Bachelors' of Arts in Computer Science from the University of Washington in 2014.
A lot of the work I partake in can be divided into two distinct groups; social activism and software engineering.
My primary field of expertise is Software Engineering, currently I work full-time as a Security Software Engineer (formerly a Software Reliability Engineer) at Google with some internship experience from Microsoft. My field of expertise revolves around managing and scaling software systems to serve a large target audience and ensuring their security from hackers and other malicious users.
Since 2011, I have become very involved in civil rights organizations focusing on issues facing Muslims in America from Islamophobia to organizing local youth and educational initiatives. A lot of my current focus is on the local chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) as a volunteer and a community organizer. One of the most notable events that I have helped organize is the annual Muslim Lobby Day held in the Washington State Capitol.