Meet the Staff

Contact us with any questions, concerns or event ideas.

Aneeqa Abid

Aneeqa is a junior from Little Rock, Arkansas majoring in Human Biology. To her, the Markaz is a home, a family, and a support system that provides her with the nourishment she needs to thrive. Her favorite quarantine activity has been spending more time in nature.

Aneeqa Abid

Abiya (she/her) is a scholar-practitioner trying to finish her PhD dissertation while dealing with 2020. In quarantine, she’s loving traffic-free roads, intermittent social media fasting, and Lego with her toddler. Talk to her about: Catan winning strategies, sandwiches, and - if you really want to - the religious/secular “binary.”

Abiya Ahmed

Office Hours: Monday and Tuesdays, 12:00 - 1:30 PM PST.

Email: abiya@stanford.edu

Ayman Babikir

Ayman (he/him) is a junior majoring in MS&E from  Dubai, UAE. In quarantine, Ayman spends a lot of time following live sports, binge watching Survivor, and finding new music in languages he doesn't understand. Talk to him about: financial inclusion, entrepreneurship in the Middle East & Africa, soccer, and the latest productivity apps.

Ayman Babikir
Markaz Director
Muslim Mental Health Initiative Coordinator
Community Advocate
Education Team
Manar Barsi

Manar (she/her) is a junior from San Antonio, Texas majoring in Economics. She deeply misses the tea cart and snacks in the Markaz kitchen. She is really passionate about educational equity, twitter memes, and all things politics.

Manar Barsi

Cassie (she/her) is a Bay Area local who is in a love/hate relationship with all things higher education. She lives in San Francisco with her partner Joe and wiener dog Clarence, and has a lot to say about education, public art, and local politics. In quarantine, she really misses public transportation and watches way too many movies.

Cassie Garcia

Office Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 1:00 - 3:00 PM PST.

Email: csgarcia@stanford.edu

Mahnoor Hyat

Mahnoor is a junior from Islamabad, Pakistan majoring in Psychology and minoring in Economics. Come talk to her about mental health advocacy, complicated friendships, cultural representation in academia/research and when in person, go rock climbing with her and observe as she makes a fool out of herself.

Mahnoor Hyat
Communications
Manager
Associate Director
Muslim Mental Health
Initiative Coordinator
Maryam Khalil

Maryam (she/her) is a sophomore from Kansas City, Missouri and Libya. In quarantine, she enjoys reading philosophical texts and contemplating life and its meaning.

Maryam Khalil
Sarah Maung

Sarah (she/her) is a senior from Upland, CA majoring in Political Science.​ To her, the Markaz means community and comfort. Her favorite quarantine activities include picnics and painting.

Sarah Maung
Faatimah Solomon

Faatimah (she/her) is a senior majoring in African and African-American Studies and Human Biology from San Jose, CA by way of Khartoum, Sudan and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In quarantine, she’s learning how to roller skate and trying to find a good skincare routine. Talk to her about: cute tea mugs, astrology, and fostering healthy relationships with yourself and those around you.

Faatimah Solomon
Community Advocate
Outreach Team
Community Advocate
Education Team
Community Advocate
Outreach Team
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Abd Al-Rahman is a third year medical student and Knight Hennessey Scholar. I love spending time with patients! If he is not in the hospital, he is camping in the mountains, playing basketball, or watching anime. Talk with me about Lebron James, humanitarian efforts during conflict, and traditional islamic scholarship.

Abd Al-Rahman
Traboulsi
Graduate Program
Coordinator