Executive Director: Reema Ahmad
Reema Ahmad is the Executive Director of Project Mobilize. She has been a long time advocate of political engagement throughout her local community, whether it was organizing issue forums while in University, increasing voter awareness in her hometown Milwaukee, or connecting constituents with their elected officials, she is a firm believer in the civic responsibilities inherent to a full realization of patriotism.
She has previous experience in directing civic engagement in minority communities and political advocacy. She majored in Economics and International Affairs at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At Marquette, Reema held executive board positions in multiple student groups and was a member of the Diversity Commission, an advisory board for Student Government. Under her leadership, the Arab Student Association received the Spirit of Marquette Award, the highest honor a student group can achieve for meaningful programming and activism.
Reema worked with numerous activist groups in the Milwaukee area including Peace Action Wisconsin, the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee. She interned with a rising leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Gwen Moore. As a McNair Research Scholar, Reema presented her research on the impact of international intervention in development work as well as the economics of religion at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research for two consecutive years.
Reema is currently on the board of directors of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee and continues her commitment to bridging ethnic and religious divides in local communities through outreach efforts across the Milwaukee-Chicago corridor.
Research Associate: Wasila Diab
Social Media Coordinator: Abraham Herrera
Volunteer Coordinator: Reham Shalabi
Organizer: Marwa Abed
Marwa Abed is a community organizer with Project Mobilize. Prior to her to work with Project M, Marwa has been dedicated to creating political awareness and civic engagement through her various volunteer work with education and advocacy organizations. She has held internships both locally and abroad that focus on the empowerment of underrepresented groups.
Marwa is currently a student at DePaul University double majoring in International Studies and Islamic World Studies with a pending graduation date in June of 2011. While at DePaul she served as President of the Muslim Student Association, Vice President of Students for Justice in Palestine, Community Service Leader, and was the longest standing member on the Center for Intercultural Programs board.
Marwa is currently working to develop the Muslim American political voice by increasing voter participation and encouraging otherwise politically underrepresented groups to run for public office.
Organizer: Ibtihale Laghzaoui
Ibtihale Laghzaoui is a Project Mobilize Organizer working within the village of Justice to promote greater civic engagement among the Muslim American electorate. She adheres to the belief that positive change in our communities can only come about if all of its members are represented. A harmonious community is key in order for excellence to thrive, and for that reason she wants to be an active participant in this historic election where 5 Muslim American women candidates are seeking to be part of the solution.
She is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences at the University of illinois at Chicago. She is an active volunteer with the American Cancer Society, Engineers Without Borders and many other non-profit organizations.
Organizer: Umer Siddiqui