66. Jihad Saleh Williams (Legislative Assistant, US Congress)

Jihad Saleh Williams is a Legislative Assistant in the United States Congress. His policy coverage focuses on education and homeland security. Along with his policy duties, Jihad is the Program & Outreach Coordinator for the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association (CMSA). He is often an invited speaker at public forums or media programs focused on the Muslim American community. Jihad’s areas of specialization are Muslim youth and young professional civic engagement; the influence of Muslim Americans in public affairs institutions; and Inter- and Intra-faith dialogue.

Jihad is an advocate of Muslim organizations that positively impact the lives of all Americans through civic education, community activism, and political participation for social justice. As an Alumnus of the Muslim Public Service Network’s (MPSN) Washington D.C. Fellowship Program, Jihad continues to serve as a Curriculum Adviser. MPSN’s curriculum and networking events develops Fellows’ abilities to effectively engage governmental, public affairs, and political institutions within the United States. Jihad is also a member-adviser in the Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow (MLT) network that promotes pluralism, civic engagement, and inter-faith dialogue through leadership development and intra-faith professional networking.

Jihad has earned Masters degrees from Stanford University School of Education and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs. He is a past recipient of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute Fellowship at the University of Southern California’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture. Jihad is a native of Los Angeles, where he attended UCLA for undergraduate studies and then taught special education for several years at an inner-city high school prior to graduate studies. Jihad has earned Masters degrees from Stanford University School of Education and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs. He is a past recipient of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute Fellowship at the University of Southern California’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture. Jihad is a native of Los Angeles, where he attended UCLA for undergraduate studies and then taught special education for several years at an inner-city high school prior to graduate studies.

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