Umoja Outreach Foundation

Dr. Shabbir Kirmani – Researcher & Engineer

Dr. Kirmani is an enthusiastic technologist, researcher, and public Speaker, and has a diverse professional background working with Fortune 500 firms, in sectors as diverse as Finance, Pharmaceuticals, and Consulting, most recently working as a Data Scientist in the Defense & Space sector. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Dr. Kirmani received […]

Dr. Hossein Jarrahi – Associate Professor, Information Science

Dr. Hossein Jarrahi is an Associate Professor of Information Science at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He completed his undergraduate studies in Public Administration in Iran, where he worked in web development as a side passion. Aiming to combine public administration with web development, he pursued the field of information systems at the London School […]

Zeinab Zreik – Teacher

Zeinab Zreik's love for teaching has been embedded within her since she was a little girl in Elementary School. She attended the University of Michigan-Dearborn and became a teacher, and currently works at Great Revelations Academy (GRA). Working with kids has always been something Zeinab wanted to do, and she is grateful for the opportunity […]

Mateen Manek – Filmmaker and Writer

Mateen Manek is a filmmaker and writer based in Toronto. He studied communications at York University, and holds a certificate in teaching ESL. In his past, he has taught ESL, written poetry, and made short films for YouTube. In 2019, Mateen founded The Curious Society, a video production company. His work is very story-focused and […]

Manal Makki – Mechanical Engineer

Having grown up with an affinity for science-fiction and a curiosity about all things that move, Manal Makki pursued a dual degree in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. During her undergraduate studies, she worked in Biomedical Research investigating cryopreservation with cancer cells. In parallel, she gained co-op experience in 3D Printing and engineering plastics. After […]

Fatima Aleaddine – Nurse Officer in Charge

Fatima Alaeddine completed her Bachelor of Nursing at Laurentian University and then did a Master’s in Health Care Quality Improvement. She worked in the emergency department as a front line nurse, followed by a role as Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator where she managed and coordinated medical research with doctors. She is now a Nurse Officer […]

Fatema Masuma Alidina – Nursing Student

Fatema Masuma Alidina is a 4th year nursing student at Ryerson University. She is currently completing a placement in a cardiology department in Toronto. She is also a research assistant under a professor of community nursing, studying the role of health promoters at primary schools in African Francophone countries. Outside of school, Fatema is co-president […]

Marcus Santo Domingo – Physical Education Coach & Teacher

Marcus got his first role coaching when he was 14 years old, working at a summer camp for 6-10 year olds. Through this experience, a love of sharing his knowledge and working with kids was kindled, and every summer since he worked some sort of summer camp or enrichment class. He is currently in his […]

Raza Padhani – Software Engineer

Raza Padhani is currently a software engineer at a logistics-focused technology company. Prior to his current role, he worked as a software engineering consultant, and prior to that, he worked in supply chain and operations. He graduated from The University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. In his free time, he […]

Dr. Iqbal Jaffer

Dr. Iqbal Jaffer is currently a staff cardiac surgeon and the program director of the cardiac surgery residency program at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences. During his undergraduate education, he switched from life sciences to religious studies at McMaster University. He went to medical school in Australia, but then decided to return to Canada […]

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