Petra Alsoofy, born in Yemen and raised in Michigan holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science from Grand Valley State University. She is currently the Outreach & Partnerships Manager at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), a research organization that provides objective research and education about American Muslims to support well-informed dialogue and decision-making. Petra has worked for the Arab American National Museum (AANM) and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business in different roles. Over the last ten years, she has worked with thousands of students, educators, community members, and policymakers. She has coordinated Smithsonian Affiliated Programs, developed and conducted cultural competency training for educators and healthcare professionals, law enforcement and interfaith leaders, and developed leadership programs for undergraduate business students. Petra is a Detroit Equity Action Lab (DEAL) Racial Equity Fellow and an alumna of New Detroit’s Multicultural Leadership Series. She serves as the vice president of the Michigan Center for Civic Engagement’s Board of Directors and as a member of the American Association for State and Local History’s Religious History Committee. Petra has been a leader in interfaith work and public education for more than 15 years.