The Tufts University Muslim Alumni Association (TUMAA) was established in 2016 with a mission to support Tufts University Muslim alumni from all schools and academic programs by creating a forum for ongoing involvement in the educational mission of the University. We are a platform for local, national, and global Tufts Muslim alumni and friends in service to the University and service to the wider Tufts community. We serve as a network to mentor current students and a platform to support our alumni in connecting to other professionals in their field. We aim to represent the value of a Tufts education to rising generations of young, prospective students and their families.
It is also a core mission of the Tufts University Muslim Alumni Association to work against the dangerous effects of Islamophobia and xenophobia by promoting the stories of Tufts Muslim alumni who are making valuable contributions to arts, science, and society. The Tufts University Muslim Alumni Association is open to all interested alumni members and actively welcomes alumni who are allies and friends.
Nominations to serve on the Tuft University Muslim Alumni Association board are accepted every year in April. Board members serve a three-year term and commit to participating in a TUMAA sub-committee. The commitment is two hours/month and can be remote. To put in a nomination or nominate a friend, send a 200-word bio and short note of interest to TUMAA@googlegroups.com.
Tufts Muslim Alumni Representative: Maha Mian
Above: Maha Mian in conversation with fellow alums Hashim Pasha and Bassel Ghaddar. As inaugural Co-Chair of the Tufts University Muslim Alumni Association (TUMAA) in 2015-2016, Maha continued her long commitment to fostering Muslim Life at Tufts. In her time on campus, Maha served as President of the Muslim Students Association and was a representative on the Interfaith Student Council. She organized the annual Islamic Council of New England Symposium at Tufts, drawing participants from across New England. Maha received her BS in Biopsychology from Tufts in 2014 and is currently working at Boston Children’s Hospital.