Current Board-Spring 2016


Nishath Rahman

Nishath Rahman ’16 is a psychology major and cognitive neuroscience five college certificate minor. She has a wide range of interests from playing basketball with her siblings to scrapbooking competitively. She was born and raised in New York City where she served as the secretary of the Bronx High School of Science MSA for three years. She helped cofound the Muslim Alliance of New York in 2010 and organized the Annual New Horizon Conference for three years.  Currently she is also an organizer for the regional NY Muslim Interscholastic Tournament (MIST) of which she is an alumni competitor. She loves Hyderabadi Biryani, especially when her parents cook it. She looks forward to another successful semester inshaAllah!


Shahd Al-Jawhari ’17 I’m a Palestinian-Jordanian whose life revolves around identity crises. I’m a math major who is passionate about women empowerment and eating knafeh in downtown Amman.

Five College Representative

Erum Rahman

Erum Rahman ’17  is a Neuroscience and Behavior major. She was born and raised in New York City, but Indian at heart. She loves nothing more than playing basketball, cooking for her family, and dancing. She can be found usually with her second mother (unfortunately it’s her older sister). She has been on the MSA board since her freshman year and is looking forward to spending more time to create a great environment for the Muslim community.

Publicity Representative


Anqa Khan ’17 Salaam everyone! My name is Anqa and I’m a biology and film studies double major at MHC. I am serving as this year’s Publicity representative and aside from that, am a co-founder of Planned Parenthood Generation Action on campus, work on the MERT squad, volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, and am trying to become fluent in Spanish on my own. I’m really excited to work on the MSA board for a second year and can’t wait for what we come up with together!

Multi-Faith Liaison


Sara Harda ’19



Eisha Khan ’18


Mimi Shahzad ’18

SGA Representative 


Zahida Sheikh ’19  I am a first year here at Mount Holyoke with an interest in biology and pre-medicine as well as Africana studies. I am passionate about issues surrounding immigrant and diasporic African communities in relation to health and human rights. Being a Somali Muslim, I’m grateful to be a part of MSA and to be involved in both the Muslim and black communities here on campus.

Social Chair


Salwa Raza ’19

Information Technology Chair


Aiza Malik ’18 Hi everyone! I’m a biochemistry major at Mount Holyoke College with hopes of completing a nexus in materials science. Born and raised in Pakistan I’m excited to be at MHC and a part of the MSA.