Where are you from?
Good question! I was born in Boston, but I was mostly raised in Saudi Arabia, and my family is originally Palestinian and Syrian. I guess I’m kind of from all over and from no where.
What is your role with The 84 Movement?
I am a Program Associate offering general program support and working with the Statewide Leadership Program.
What is your favorite food to eat for lunch?
I love a good kebab and rice platter! What could be better?
If you could visit any place on earth regardless of money, where would you go and why?
Singapore has been top of my list for so long. It is an incredible feat of urban planning to create a city-state that interacts and coexists symbiotically with the natural ecosystem, I would love to see it with my own eyes.
What is your favorite part about working with The 84?
The community building within the team; the support is genuine and runs deep.
What is one fun fact about you?
I have been to eleven schools! Almost a new school every single year.
What is one message you have for youth about their role in tobacco control?
Youth are the most important part of shaping the future of public health, even beyond the issue of tobacco control, and they have a lot of power in doing so. Step into that power! What problems do you see around you? What ideas do you have for solving them? Why not start today?