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.
Samira Maddox is the Founding Mother and the founder of the Alpha Chapter at the University of Texas at Dallas. She acquired a Bachelors in Speech Pathology at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is deeply passionate in building sisterhood and community. She is equally passionate in her love for her family and the Boston Celtics.
Maria Haseem is a Founding Mother of Mu Delta Alpha and the Founder 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 is a Founding Mother of Mu Delta Alpha and the Founder 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 aide the most vulnerable and underserved populations throughout her career.