Husam is a mindful and resourceful community leader. He is invested in the youth and their families. Husam has been a longtime advocate and activist foughing for the rights of marginalized Yemeni Americans.
Husam has been a vehicle for change in the Bay Area for many underserved youths. With mentorship programs he led in Oakland and SF; empowering them to fulfill their potential, helping them increase academic performance, and ensure they have the know-how to graduate from high school and apply to college.
Husam studied Computer Science. He is a skilled computer user. Currently enrolling in UC Berkeley extension for coding bootcamp. Husam owns and operates a number of business ventures and has also founded and chaired a number of community organizations. Husam joined AAYSP in 2015 to promote education and held chapter board positions.
Waleed is a recent Civil Engineering graduate with an emphasis in Structural & Transportation Engineering from San Francisco State University. He is an effective, competent, and result-oriented leader with experience in project management, who wants to aid in the development of sustainable transportation infrastructure. He is passionate about helping students through AAYSP and giving back to the community. He was awarded as a High School graduate at one of AAYSP graduations ceremonies several years ago.
Amal Aloudi is an Educator at Skyline College and earned her Esthetic License from the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Not only is she a licensed Esthetician, but she has also received her advanced clinical Esthetic certification from Concept Institute of Advanced Esthetic.
As an entrepreneur, Amal has created a high end professional skin care brand. She has been an influencer for many years now reaching thousands of Muslim women all over the globe spreading words of encouragement and empowering women in their daily lives. She also started many successful charitable campaigns that have provided food and clothing for Yemeni people. Amal is working hard to raise awareness on the importance of education to the youth.
Sarah pursued a career in Pharmacy in Sana'a before moving to the US in 2014. She faced challenges to adjust comfortably to a new world as it's difficult to leave friends, education, accomplishments, and dreams in order to have a fresh start. This is the struggle for many immigrants: new language, new culture, new food, new people, new everything. Especially for Yemeni immigrants, it is difficult to find any support outside of family.
She could not find a public Yemeni presence anywhere. . Sarah in her own words, "this is what I fear for the new generation and wish to be a part of changing it. For me, I had to struggle to reach the point I am in today. I feel very grateful that I have grown to feel confident and independent in my life now that I am a student, tutor, volunteer, entrepreneur, friend, and more." Her hope is that we can make it easier for the youth to feel confident and independent sooner than later to ensure a bright future. She has a passion for giving back to her community and especially being available for supporting the youth in any way.
Bushra Gubari was the Vice Principal of Abdullah Bin Masood School in Sanaa, Yemen. She received her B.A in English Education from Sanaa University. She worked as an English teacher for 4 years, teaching middle school’s girls, she tutored the failing students before and after school to ensure that they have as much knowledge to pass their classes. Bushra also created a program where she would teach public school elementary students English, a skill that was only taught to children in private schools in Yemen. Bushra Gubari has been a resident in San Bruno, CA for two years now.
Mohammed Alnuzaili, an SFSU Alum (Go Gators!) with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Started his journey in Genentech as an intern with Site Services, where he supported Managers with Design and Construction Projects. After graduating he was selected as an ORDP analyst and landed in Global Supply Chain Procurement (GCSP) where he worked as a Category Project Manager. Mohammed is a Validation Engineer now leading projects that streamline operations and reduce risks in manufacturing areas.
Mohammed was elected as Chief Operating Officer for the College of Science and Engineering at SFSU and was honored as president of Tau Beta Pi, and American Society of Mechanical Engineering among other distinctions in the field. Mohammed teaches at the masjid on weekends to help instill the good values in the young generations.
Mohamed Aldahmi is a member of the American Association of Yemeni Student and Professionals. Mohamed attends San Francisco State University, studyig Economics and Information Systems. He joined AAYSP because of his confidence in the organization's ability to empower younger students with education. He believes that education can change the Yemeni youth to the better. Mohamed is a sport lover, a soccer player in the Yemeni league in California.
Mohamed Taleb graduated from UC Berkeley, with a degree in Sociology and works as a Community Advocate with the Asian Law Caucus. He co-founded the Yemeni Student Association of Berkeley. Through AAYSP, he wants to continue inspiring Yemeni youth to pursue higher education and coming back to positively influence their community, build a sustainable infrastructure for AAYSP, become a force that advocates for the needs of Yemeni Americans, propelling the community into an age of education and spirituality transformation and ultimately moving my community from coping to hoping.
Safa is a proud cal graduate with a bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. She has led many community based initiatives to promote education and connect resources to Yemeni youth. Safa believes that there is no doubt that within the Yemeni community are brilliant minds, compassionate hearts, and eager activists that can make positive impact on the world. Her goal is to support Yemenis in their educational pursuits, encourage them to dream without hesitation, and provide the means for them to do so. She views AAYSP as opportunity for social, cultural, and educational growth and appreciation. Through her involvement, she seeks to foster and mobilize Yemeni ambition.
Iman Abdella is a Technical Sourcer at Facebook where she seeks talent and hires them to various engineering teams. Prior to this current role, she earned her B.A from the University of California, Berkeley (Cal) in Sociology. At Cal, she was the Vice President of the Yemeni Student Association, where she helped serve her Yemeni community on and off campus. She has always noticed that there has been a lack of proper representation of the Yemeni community in college campuses and wanted to build a bridge between her community and access to higher education. She is especially passionate about driving her community towards success and building a pipeline between young Yemeni women and higher education. Iman hopes to continue leading her efforts towards these goals through her work in the American Association of Yemeni Students and Professionals (AAYSP). For Iman, her educational journey is what drives her to pay it forward and support her community the best way she can.
Dhaifallah Mohamed is a community activist and holds an Associate Degree of Arts from Salt Lake Community College. He has developed a number initiatives to help serve the Yemeni and Muslim community in the Bay Area. His biggest passion is community service and creating a positive impact, as he regularly volunteers throughout the year in various areas. He has been part of AAYSP for several years and held a number of chapter positions. He plans to maintain a collaborative relationship between AAYSP and the community to help the community develop and grow further.
Abdalrhman Mugali graduated from High School with high honors and is currently studying Biology at Merritt College. While living in Saudi Arabia, he ran the community's activity program and was recognized for this efforts. He volunteers heavily for the community activities and events, most recently with Pure Hands, as well as the Yemeni American Association. He wants to help the community through AAYSP and make a positive impact.
Mohamed Alwasily has a B.A. degree in Business Management from San Francisco State University. Mohamed loves to learn about other cultures and spend time reading books to expand his creativity and innovation skills. He started an online shopping platform that concentrates on Muslim-Arab fashion and fragrances leveraging his expertise in luxury goods management. Through AAYSP, he wants to bridge the gap between the students and the parents.