Major: Education Administration and Public Policy
School: University of Georgia
Sponsor: Safia Noor Scholarship
Bio: Maryam Muhsina Shakir devoted herself to communications from the age of seven and made her debut in an interview with Maryam Ali for Bear Essentials News. In high school she raised money and awareness for the House of Hope orphanage in Uganda through her charter of the New Global Citizens club, and won various written and performed poetry competitions like the National English Speaking Union’s at Chandler Preparatory Academy. Maryam was the first to graduate in her immediate family from the University of Arizona with a degree in Political Science and Communication. While attending she used her stage presence to further several on and off campus organizations like the Muslim Student’s Association in the Malcolm X Movie night, the Black Student Union’s Hear Us See Us campaign, and The Tucson Unified School district’s Cradle to College event, to name a few. She has been an invitational speaker at several access focused organizations as well as a contributor for The Arizona Daily Wildcat, Phoenix Magazine, and KVOA News. Maryam most recently completed the Madinah Institute U.S.A.’s pilot Foundations of the Din intensive, is active with the society for SacredService, and will graduate with her Masters in Education Administration and Public Policy from the University of Georgia by spring 2017.
Areas of Interest: