Muslims of UTA began as an idea to showcase the American Muslim community. From growing up in the Dallas, Fort Worth Metroplex, to highlighting the international perspective that exists on campus and getting to know the aspirations driving Muslim Alumni in the area.
Muslims are often motivated by their Islamic faith to contribute to the well-being of society.
Alia Salem is a proud alumna graduating with a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2008. In search for a meaningful career, she moved from working in training and development at a hotel for several years to humanitarian and relief work for a local non- profit, furthering her skills and following her passion. She became an executive director for a civil rights and advocacy organization , CAIR, in 2013.
She shares her experience and insights with UTA News.