Reem Ramadan

Reem Ramadan was born and raised in Bahrain and is currently the Lead Organizer at the Arab American Association of New York. Reem leads advocacy and civic engagement efforts related to anti-Muslim bigotry, immigrant rights and police reform through campaigns and coalition building. She also serves as the Lead Coordinator of the Accompany Project and trainer of AAANY's Bystander Intervention training and Know Your Rights workshops. Outside of organizing, Reem enjoys creative writing, playing guitar, and video games.


Noha Mahmoud

Noha Mahmoud is an Egyptian-American organizer and activist with a BA in Communications & Media Studies from Fordham University. She began working with the Arab community in 2015 as a Communications and Marketing Intern at the Arab American Association of New York. Inspired by the impact of grassroots organizing at AAANY for the Fight for $15 campaign, she went on to be the 2015-2016 NNAAC Transformative Leaders Fellow, focusing on empowering youth in the community. She formally joined the staff in February of 2017. As a Digital Organizer, Noha mobilizes and organizes allies and community members to take action through digital media platforms.


Hadeel Mishal

Hadeel Mishal was born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to a Palestinian family. She graduated from Wagner College in 2017 with a degree in history. Before joining AAANY, Hadeel served as a Youth Program Project Associate at The Food Trust in Philadelphia, PA through Newman's Own Foundation. She has valuable experience in working with youth to access education, as well as developing young leaders to be politically and civically engaged. In the past, she has worked with organizations such as the Port Richmond Partnership Leadership Academy, Project Hospitality, and El Centro del Immigrante. In her free time, Hadeel likes to bake, paint her nails, and spend time with friends and family.


David Kanj


Sammy is a senior in the honors program at John Jay College. He’s currently the President of John Jay’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and has been apart of the club for three years. His family is from the Aamari Refugee camp in Palestine and he’s a resident of Bay Ridge.

Sammy Nijem