Executive Team

 

HIBA AHMED
Regional Director

Competitor turned exec member, I come back each year as I am blown away by the many talents of our youth plus I love working with so many passionate and motivated driven individuals working on an initiative for the youth by the youth.

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AFEEFAH ALLY
Senior Associate Director

I joined MIST by accident but it literally has changed my life. Because of it, I've discovered talents I never knew I had, traveled across North America and met some of the most inspiring young Muslims.               

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NESA HUDA
Junior Associate Director

This is my sixth year at MIST Toronto and first year as an Associate Director, looking forward to this year! (inshallah).


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SAMAHAT CHOUDHARY
Graphic Design Manager

This will be my fourth year participating in MIST, I started off as a volunteer. This year, I am Graphic Design Manager for MIST and am super excited to design this year's theme into visual graphics (www.samahat.com).   

Now this is a story all about how…my life got twisted upside down! Moving from Florida to Canada, I was not at all enthused about starting my life again, with a new school and new friends. Joining MIST back in Grade 11 changed my whole outlook on my new life and has helped me grow in so many ways. The people I’ve met, the memories I’ve made, and the way I’ve evolved - I am forever grateful.

MALIKAH EBRAHIM
Competitions Manager

To be or not to be, that is the question. To MIST or not to MIST, that can never be a question"

I’m a student a McMaster University studying Software Engineering and Game Design. I’ve competed at MIST ever since I was in Grade 9, and after graduating high school I took the opportunity to get involved at MIST, first coordinating the Debate competition and then moving up to become one of the Competitions Managers.

MUSTAFA HADDARA
Competitions Manager

MIST helps individuals grow to their full potential, and it helps those individuals form a community of people working to better the world around them.                                


Elevating my passion for MIST to new heights, my commitment to the tournament began 5 years ago as a competitor and eventually as the co-ambassador from my school. Acting as a Sports Manager this year, I look forward to seeing the excitement and extraordinary spirit at Sports Day, and having that energy carry on throughout the rest of the tournament. We all put our hearts and souls into MIST and I am thrilled to see the outcome of everyone’s hard work! 

AREEBA KHAN
Sports Day Manager

Acting as a Sports Manager this year, I look forward to seeing the excitement and extraordinary spirit at Sports Day, and having that energy carry on throughout the rest of the tournament. 

AMMAR AKHTAR
PROGRAMS MANAGER

I am so glad to be part of MIST Toronto. The work that we do and the experience that we are able to provide to young people year after year amazes me and keeps me coming back.

 

AHMED ELMAHALLAWY
Sports Day Manager

I love sports and competition. Excited to be working as a manager for the first time!

 


How I got involved with MIST: I thought I was going on a field trip to Niagara Falls.

YASSER LACHEMI
Hospitality Manager

How I got involved with mist: I thought I was going on a field trip to Niagara Falls

SHERINE SOLIMAN
Special Events Manager

Once I saw how fun MIST was and how many people you get to meet, I got involved every year and did something new every time. 

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MARYAM SHAFFEE
Special Events Manager

MIST really has become an important part of who I am. This competition helped me improve myself both competitively and socially, which is why I feel it is important to help those who come after me go through an experience similar to this and find something new about themselves.


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MARIAM EL-SHEIKH
Logistics Manager

MIST pushes students to their best it allows them to see their potential. It is solely run by young youth in the community; it is wonderful to see how young youth are given the opportunity to prove themselves and show how amazing and powerful they are.

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TAAHA MUHAMMAD
Registration Manager

"What truly belongs to you is that which you would not lose in a shipwreck.” MIST is special because it has allowed me to internalize qualities, skills, and characteristics that I would not lose in a shipwreck. In other words, MIST and the plethora of lessons it entails truly belong in my heart!

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YAMEEN INGAR
Registration Manager

I love MIST because it brings together a group of incredibly talented executives and competitors to create a platform that serves to inspire North American communities year after year.


I started off as a volunteer for MIST back in 2013, then I became a Dream Team member and now I'm a manager! It all started after high school and hearing about MIST through one of my MSA teachers!

SUFIYA VARACHHIA
Finance Manager

I joined MIST this year when i realized the void that it filled in our community. It is a unique experience for students because it allows them to compete in academic and athletic events in a muslim enviroment. I feel like I am a developing an event that is the highlight of our Muslim Youth's experience.

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KHADIJA WAJID
HR Manager

I've developed a great sense of appreciation for the opportunity to explore, expand, and share my skills and abilities through my current role as the HR Manager.

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SHAFAK JOYIA
HR Manager

As a Research In Action Judge last year, I witnessed MIST offer a constructive and promising environment that encouraged young minds to aspire and challenge themselves. I couldn’t be happier to contribute to a cause that will undoubtedly benefit young people.                                  


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KAMERON JAVAID
Sponsorship Manager

MIST has given me an opportunity to assist in the professional development of the hundreds of students that pass through our doors each year. Our hope is to support these students as they travel the path to building self confidence, identify and strength.

I JOINED MIST ON A WHIM, BUT STAYED FOR THE AMAZING PEOPLE I MET. IT'S LIKE AN EXTENDED FAMILY YOU NEVER ASKED FOR, BUT ARE IMMENSELY GRATEFUL TO HAVE REGARDLESS.

NIDA ISLAM
Marketing Manager

I joined MIST on a whim, but stayed for the amazing people I met. It's like an extended family you never asked for, but are immensely grateful to have regardless.