Satin

Satin

Founder

Satin graduated from the University of Utah with an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Middle Eastern Studies. She wrote her honors undergraduate thesis on Millennial voting after working to bring the first ever voter center to her campus. Recently, her work to empower young voters was featured in Forbes. In 2015 she interned at the United States House of Representatives in Washington DC. As a fluent Farsi speaker, and the proud daughter of Iranian immigrants, she was proud to work as an interpreter serving refugees and migrants in the community. She started her career at Goldman Sachs in 2018, and was appointed by Governor Herbert to the board of the Multicultural Commission in 2019. In January of 2019 Satin gave a Ted Talk titled ‘How we can defeat terrorism’ where she highlighted the separation between political ideology and Islam. Satin proudly serves as the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Emerald Project working alongside her team to combat the misrepresentation of Islam.

Faeiza

Faeiza

Founder

Faeiza is a Pakistani, American-Muslim born in Utah. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work. Most of Faeiza’s work has focused on individuals who are suffering from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief/loss, and 

PTSD. Faeiza has found her niche in trauma and is passionate about working with trauma victims. She believes mental health is the missing key for many of the issues our world faces today. Faeiza believes many of the misrepresentations of Islam that occurs both within the Western and Muslim communities occurs because of the lack of education and awareness about mental health because of how individuals portray each other as “other.” She is passionate about informing the community about correct Islamic teachings because of the backlash she grew up with and thus helped co-found Emerald Project in 2017

Nora

Nora

Founder

Nora Abu-Dan is Utah born but both her parents are from the holy land of Palestine. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a minor in Spanish. Nora is also a former reigning Miss United Nations USA and used her platform to educate youth on using their voice to make a difference. In 2016, Nora went on to become an Arabic Interpreter for refugees who were seeking safety from their war torn countries. She found her passion in helping others establish a new life in America with the promise of hope and peace. Shortly after, with all the misinformation and hate that was being perpetuated about Islam and Muslims, it was time to make a change. Nora co-founded Emerald Project in 2017 and in the future, she plans to be a Peace Ambassador for Palestine and help rebuild this war-traumatized nation, one conversation at a time.