Mussab Ali

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Mussab Ali




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Mussab Ali is a senior at Rutgers-Newark University where he is completing a dual major in biology and economics and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Last year, Mussab was elected onto his school board in Jersey City as the youngest and first Muslim elected official in Jersey City history. In this position, he serves as the chair of the Student Equity Committee. In this role, he has fought for student voices, better school lunches, reforms in dress code, recycling and much more. He was recently re-elected while breaking the record for the most votes in a school board election in NJ history, garnering over 22,000 votes. Mussab was also appointed to the Immigration Affairs Commission in Jersey City in 2017 and was elected as vice-chair by his peers. Mussab was awarded the prestigious Harry S.Truman Scholarship in 2017, the first in the history of his university, and was an Eagleton Undergraduate Associate Class of 2018.