School: Duke University
Born and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Hasan Abdullah has always had an interest in environmental sustainability and public service. While attending the University of North Carolina, Hasan started a non-profit venture called WeCycles, which focused on providing cities with advanced bike-sharing. He entered WeCycles in many business competitions and start-up incubators, including UNC’s renowned ‘Launch the Venture’ and ‘Carolina Challenge’. Hasan is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Policy at Duke University concentrating in domestic policy and international trade. He is also a fellow with the Islamic Society of North America where he is working on improving his non-profit management skills. His long term goal is to help Muslim-Americans run for local and state office.
Hassan’s Message to Supporters:
Growing up, I never thought of pursuing a degree in public service. In fact, I did not even know what a public policy education was until I attended college. I grew up with a desire to pursue a degree in the science field, just like my parents. However, upon witnessing the role that the local government plays in shaping communities, I decided to enter public service and strive to be a positive representation of Muslim-Americans. I greatly appreciate your support in my path to becoming a leader in public service. Public service is not an easy road to take, and it comes with many sacrifices and obstacles. I am truly thankful to the donors for helping me achieve my goals and minimizing some of the obstacles that I will face. Thank you.