Eyad Alshawhati is a senior at the University of Michigan-Dearborn pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He is expected to graduate in the upcoming fall semester and plans to become a CPA. While attending school, Eyad has gained practical experience by interning with well-known companies such as Thomson Reuters and Learning Care Group. He currently works as a Banking Compliance Auditor at Learning Care Group, the second-largest for-profit child care provider in North America and a leader in early education.
Eyad has held various positions on and off campus such as the Accounting Club at HFC, AAYSP’s project committee chair, and Beta Alpha Psi at UM-Dearborn. He currently holds a position on AAYSP’s National Board as Director of Finance. Eyad advocates for higher education because he believes that education is the key that opens doors to opportunities.
Mohsin was born and raised in Fresno, CA. He attended Fresno State University and completed his studies with a major in Business Computer Information Systems and a minor in Economics. Mohsin moved out of his hometown of Fresno to the San Francisco Bay Area for work, and is currently working as a Business Analyst at a start-up. He enjoys investing his free time with friends who are constantly doing good work for their communities.
Hanan Yahya graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a Bachelors of Arts in Social Theory and Practice and a concentration in Urban Studies; with minors in Entrepreneurship and Community Action and Social Change. Born in Yemen, she moved to the United States at the age of 3. She was raised in Detroit and contributes much of her work to her hometown. She is an activist of many forms as well as an aspiring educator and entrepreneur. Hanan loves to go on all sorts of adventures, playing sports, and infusing herself in the arts. Her life’s dream is focused on holistic healing and building stronger communities.
Walid Hamud is 25 years old and is from Fresno, California. He is a student at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, specializing in Emergency Medicine (Graduating Class of 2017). Walid’s interests include intensive care, practicing underserved medicine, performing medical research, and carrying out global health and education projects.
Hussein is native to the bay area, but spent most of his childhood and younger adult age in Robbins, CA. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of California Davis. At Davis, Hussein’s passion was student organizing in social justice and equality. He is a strategic leader who thinks creatively and understands the social and economic impacts the society has upon the community. For more than a decade, he has been active in organizations that are committed to education and has worked closely with the Yemeni community and others in the East Bay area with a passion to empower subaltern social groups. Hussein is determined to keep our culture alive and create opportunities by contributing through awareness and a commitment to positive transformation in our community.
Social historian, coffee farmer, community organizer, Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up between the green mountain top terraces of Yemen, the inner city hustle of Brooklyn, and the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. As a Yemeni-American, Mokhtar hopes to serve as exactly that—a bridge between Yemen and the World.