Nadia Hassan, MBA
Nadia Hassan is known amongst her peers as a Social Strategist for young people. Nadia is the Founder and Executive Director of Young Leaders Institute, a youth leadership platform and network connector that empowers youth toward social entrepreneurship and social innovation. Nadia has an MBA from Bentley University, where she did her thesis in Islamic Finance and Sustainable Economics. In 2011, Nadia founded the Villa Park Peace Coalition to counteract the hate and anti-Muslim bigotry coming from the right-wing Republican Tea Party. As a social justice advocate, Nadia uses her national platform to fervently speak out against the systemic racism and religious intolerance that is currently plaguing our communal and political spheres. Last year at the 2018 DC National Women’s March, Nadia stood on the international stage and delivered a powerful message about the Islam and the Qur’an in front of a half a million people. Most recently, Nadia has been appointed as a Commissioner to Governor Hogan’s Commission on African and Middle Eastern American Affairs.