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Samira Maddox

Founder and the Current President Mu Delta Alpha Sorority Incorporated.

Samira Maddox is a Muslim woman, mother, wife, mentor, and professional business woman.Samira has a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Texas at Dallas and she is currently studying to get her MBA in women in leadership at the Texas women university.

MU Delta Alpha Beginning

While  she was attending the University of Texas at Dallas, Samira discovered there was not a space for her and other Muslim women to celebrate their faith and professional goal. She worked tirelessly until she established Mu Delta Alpha, the first professional Muslim sorority in Texas . 

 

Through Mu Delta Alpha, Samira established the Junior Mu Delta Alpha Leadership Academy for girls. This is a program  for girls between the ages of 12-16 gain first hand knowledge of leadership, professionalism, mentorship and service. 

 

Samira’s dream of helping young girls who have lost everything was realized when Mu Delta Alpha purchased the land and facility for the Sakina Home for Girls in Kenya. The Sakina Home will open its doors in 2021 to house  orphaned girls and provide the safety and education every girl deserves. Mu Delta Alpha  hosts an annual  leadership summit  for girls. 

 

For the past six years, Samira has orchestrated this event from start to finish, recognizing Muslim women and their achievements. Samira’s belief that every woman and girl  has the right to live their life to its fullest both personally and professionally and the perseverance she has displayed in order for this to happen has led to countless speaking engagements. Samira is not only a groundbreaking leader, she seeks to assist girls so they understand their true potential.

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Our Founding Mothers

Our Founding Mothers are women who started chapters all across the country — and took the biggest risk to initiate a home for their fellow sisters. They have showed exceptional commitment and dedication to Mu Delta Alpha and are tasked with preserving the direction of our sisterhood. 

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Maria Haseem

Maria Haseem is a Member of Mu Delta Alpha sorority incorporated  and the Founding mother of the Beta Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin. She has earned a Bachelors of Arts in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures along with a Certificate in Pre-Medical Studies. She enjoys engaging with people through her studies in Arabic as a translator at the Hope Refugee Clinic in Austin. She hopes to earn an M.D. and looks forward to including surgery in her future career.

Saniya Ahmed

Saniya Ahmed is a Member of Mu Delta Alpha sorority incorporated and the Founding Mother of the Delta Chapter at Wichita State University.  She is in the process of earning a Bachelor's of Science degree in Public Health Sciences on a pre-medical track, with minors in Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, and Spanish at Wichita State University. She loves spending time with her family and serving her community as an activist for various social issues. She hopes to become a pediatrician and aid the most vulnerable and underserved populations throughout her career.

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Dana Kamal

Dana Abukamal is a Founding Mother of the Alpha chapter at the University of Texas at Dallas and co-author of the MDA Constitution. She Graduated from the University of Dallas at Texas with a bachelors in software engineering. Dana worked hard to jumpstart the sorority by fundraising, planning events and information sessions to recruit the first class of members at the university.

Palwasha Remani

 

Palwasha Rahmani is the Founding Mother of the Alpha chapter at the University of Texas at Dallas . She completed her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Texas at Dallas. She went on to complete her Juris Doctor in 2020 and plan to practice law in the great state of Texas. Palwasha saw the need to start Mu Delta Alpha sorority incorporated it was a beginning of a  response to the need for change in the perception of Muslim women and to create a group that allowed Muslim women to grow both professionally and spiritually. Mu Delta Alpha has taught her that nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it. She is grateful to be a part of such a great group of women and look forward to seeing what our members continue to accomplish.

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Fatima Ahmad

 

Fatima Ahmad is a Founding Mother of the Alpha chapter at the University of Texas at Dallas and co-author of the MDA Constitution. She served as a founding secretary and later as vice president of the alpha chapter before graduating, and helped organize multiple banquets and fundraisers to jumpstart the sorority. She acquired a Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Studies and is currently a medical student aspiring to become a pediatrician. When Fatima is not studying, she enjoys doing community outreach projects, mentoring others, painting, and baking cupcakes.

Mu Delta Alpha is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, operating under 47-2751171 Established 2014 at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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