Harvard College, established in 1636, is the undergraduate school affiliated with Harvard University. The Harvard Islamic Society (HIS) of Harvard College was established in 1955 as a hub for Islamic life on campus. With the expansion of the Muslim community across Harvard’s schools, other Islamic societies populated the Harvard community. Today, HIS is primarily run by undergraduates, who work in conjunction with the graduates schools and their Islamic societies to establish a diverse and coherent Muslim community. Our 2018 Harvard Islamic Society board is as follows.
Sahar Omer ’20
Sahar Omer is a junior in Pforzheimer House studying Government. As President of the Harvard Islamic Society, Sahar oversees all logistics, functions, and initiatives of the organization. This year, she hopes to focus more on the undergraduate community and create a welcoming space for all Muslims on campus in addition to partnering with other allying groups on campus. In her free time, Sahar enjoys watching college football, especially her hometown—Auburn, AL— university’s team (War Eagle!), reading, and her Friday movie nights.
Rewan Abdelwahab ’20
Rewan is a junior in Currier studying Integrative Biology with a Secondary in African American Studies and a language citation in Spanish. As Vice President, Rewan is responsible for overseeing board member initiatives and assisting with all board-related logistics. Rewan was born in Alexandria, Egypt and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She loves to play tennis and softball, sing, and has an obsession with chips.
Meherina Khan ’21 & Ibtihal Aboussad ’21
Co-Directors of External Relations
Tahmid Ahmed’22 & Jenna Albezreh ’22
Co-Directors of Internal Relations
Sarah Alam ’20
Director of Public Service
Sarah Alam is a junior living in Currier House. As Director of Public Service, she co-directs the Harvard Rindge Muslim Youth Program, oversees the HIS dinner shift at the Y2Y homeless shelter, and plans to coordinate more interfaith programming. She also hopes to implement new public service initiatives through outreach to local organizations, and is open to new ideas! For fun, Sarah loves watching movies, playing board/card games, and enjoying a good cup of chai with friends.
Anan Hafez ’22
Director of Development
Laila Tauqeer ’22
Director of Islamic Learning
Aleeza Shakeel ’20
Leena Hamad ’21