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  • Name: Wasiq Javed

    Recipient Year: 2020

    Major: Political Science

    Bio: Wasiq Javed, on stage known as WiseIQ, is a spoken word artist, community organizer, and senior Honors Political Science student with a minor in Leadership Studies at the University of Houston. Born and raised in Houston, Texas to Pakistani immigrants, Wasiq is passionate about increasing Muslim involvement in public service and civic engagement to help contribute to the American civic and political discourse. He has previously organized campaigns, protests, and education events across numerous social issues and founded a youth civic-engagement organization at his high school, Lakes for Lives, and Students for Imam Jamil, a national advocacy campaign to help free a wrongfully imprisoned civil rights leader. Wasiq was selected to be a 2021 Hobby Fellow, where he serves as a Legislative Aide for State Representative Armando Walle during the legislative session at the Texas Capitol. He intends to pursue a JD degree and concentrate in civil rights law to prepare him for a career as a public interest lawyer

    School Name: University of Houston

    Sponsor: Afzal Family Foundation Scholarship