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Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Project(s): Research, editing, and needs assessment on Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy educational and training tracks in Turkey and Pakistan.
Project(s): Assisting in collection of data for the grant on Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapies by Bridges Consortium and John Templeton Foundation
Jasiah joined as an undergraduate student at Benedictine University majoring in Psychology. She worked on sister’s support group and youth group at a middle school.
Hafsa Shibli is from Farmingdale, New York. She is a Sociology major and is also pursing a minor in Psychology at Tulane University in New Orleans. She hopes to earn her Masters in Social Work and work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Her research interests include growing up Muslim in the “American” society, adolescent psychology and the psychology of trauma. Hafsa is currently involved with the Tulane Muslim Students Association and volunteers at the Metropolitan Clinic for Women and Children.
Tuka came as a young Muslim American currently pursuing her Masters in Social Work. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in Psychology. Ever since her freshman year of High School, Tuka had planned to go into the mental health profession. One of her greatest goals, that Khalil Center helped accomplish, was to serve and build the Muslim community through the most stigmatized realm of them all: mental health.
By profession, Sana is a marital and family therapist. She has a Masters of Arts in Family Counseling at Northeastern Illinois University and has a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University, majoring in History and minoring in Comparative Religions. Sana’s drive to serve her community began well before her undergraduate studies, organizing local and national programs that aided in the social and spiritual well-being of adolescent youth, culminating in organizing and advising two national conferences that hosted well over ten-thousand participants. Furthermore, Sana has remained involved in local programs, including as a former instructor, counselor, facilitator, and speaker at a variety of programs. Her desire to broaden her perspective on human behavior and family dynamics has led her to study spiritual development under local and international scholars, taking her on travels that have included Damascus, Syria and Lusaka, Zambia. It was in Zambia that Sana received ijazah, or license to teach, from Jaamia Zainab in the traditional sciences, including fiqh, hadith, tafsir, usool, sarf, nahw, and balagha. Through her studies and her community involvement, Sana brings a unique holistic approach to both counseling and teaching. She is teaching online courses in tafsir for Saliha Central and Jaamia Zainab, as well as courses for the Milwaukee community, where she resides with her husband and three children.