Yasemin Saib - Interfaith Coordinatorinterfaith@matusa.orgYasemin Saib
, born on April 3rd, 1974 in Saudi Arabia to Dr. Kanan and Gulsay Saib, parents of Arab and Turkish decent.
family moved to the United States in 1990 and became a US Citizen in 1993.She earned a BA in Political Science from the University of South Carolina in 1995, and an MA in International Development from North Carolina State University in 1997.Ms. Saib
also studied at Oxford University
, England; Bosphorus University
, Turkey; and at Trier University
, Germany.Ms. Saib
speaks English, Arabic, Turkish, and German fluently.For 11 years, Ms. Saib has been a human rights activist.She has worked as a volunteer for UNICEF.She
has helped found the Iraq Action Coalition
to end UN sanctions on Iraq.She
has been involved in legislation to grant political asylum on the grounds of Female genital mutilation, she
has worked with a Muslim mission to bring 147 Bosnian students to the US to receive university education; she
is currently the Executive Director for Muslim Charity Networks
(MCN), a non-profit Charity Portal based in New York City.She is an active member of the American Sufi Muslim Association (ASMA Society).She is also one of the founding members of MAT and is directing the organization's interfaith outreach program.