Team

In 2014, Mikey Muhanna started afikra out a desire to create an intellectual community in NYC dedicated to exploring Arab history and culture. Farah Assir, Leen Sadder, and Rami Abou-Khalil were among the original team members whose contributions have helped shape our mission, our brand, and the NYC chapter. Other early contributors include Malek Rasamny, Kareem Salman, Dina Mahmoud, Tala Mansi, Dalia Hamati, Olivia Shabb, Yazan Kopty, Laila Mokhiber, & Fady Atallah.

Over the past few years, afikra has grown to cities all over the world. Currently, there are a whole host of volunteers team members who run the afikra chapters globally. To learn more about the people behind afikra, check out the information below.

Our team is always growing! If you are interested in getting involved at afikra, feel free to contact us.


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Washington

Mikey Muhanna 

Founder, Executive Director 
Email
LinkedIn
@mikey_mu

NYC Chapter

NYC

Rami AbouKhalil

NYC Team Member 
LinkedIn
@rami_ak

NYC

Farah Assir 

NYC Team Member 
LinkedIn
@farahassir

Washington

Dina Mahmoud

NYC Team Member 
LinkedIn
@dinamahmoud

Montreal

Tala Mansi 

NYC Team Member 
LinkedIn
@talam_

Montreal

Dalia Hamati

NYC Team Member 
LinkedIn
@daliany

DC Chapter

NYC

Laila Mokhiber

DC Team Member 
LinkedIn
@lailamo

NYC

Yazan Kopty 

DC Team Member 
@yazankopty

NYC

Susu Habayeb 

DC Team Member
LinkedIn
@shabayeb

NYC

Yehia Chawki

DC Team Member 
LinkedIn
@yehia_c

Dubai Chapter

NYC

Leen Sadder

Dubai Team Member 
LinkedIn
@leensadder

NYC

Nadine Kopty 

Dubai Team Member 
LinkedIn
@nadinekopty

Washington

Mazen Jomaa 

Dubai Team Member 
LinkedIn
@mjomaa88

Montreal Chapter

NYC

Fady Atallah 

Montreal Team Member 
LinkedIn
@freddyatali

NYC

Hoda Adra 

Montreal Team Member 
LinkedIn

Beirut Chapter

NYC

Dima Boulad

Beirut Team Member 
LinkedIn
@dimaboulad

NYC

Micheline Tobia

Beirut Team Member 
LinkedIn
@michatobia

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Muriel Kahwagi

Beirut Team Member 
LinkedIn
@murielkahwagi

London Chapter

NYC

Noor Lozi

Dubai Team Member 
LinkedIn
@noorlozi

NYC

Dina Yunis

Dubai Team Member 
LinkedIn

Bahrain

Washington

Moayed Al Moayed

Global Presentation Team Member
LinkedIn
@mtalmoayed

Global Presentation Team

NYC

Farrah Berrou

Global Presentation Team Member
LinkedIn
@farrahberrou

NYC

Haya Shaath

Global Presentation Team Member
LinkedIn

Washington

Yasmine Saab

Global Presentation Team Member
LinkedIn

Washington

Youssef Farhat

Global Presentation Team Member
LinkedIn
@j.a.farhat

Washington

Tarik Chelali

Global Presentation Team Member
LinkedIn
@tarik.che

Washington

Khaled Malas

Global Presentation Team Member
LinkedIn

Washington

Aya Abdallah

Global Presentation Team Member
LinkedIn
@aaaayayayaya

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Maya Assaf

Global Presentation Team Member
LinkedIn
@mayaassaf30

Fund Development

NYC

Jessica Kalache

Fund Development
LinkedIn

Interns

NYC

Noor Tannir

Intern
@noooorgt