Meet Your CAIR Houston Staff
Civil Rights Attorney
Arsalan Safiullah is the Civil Rights Attorney at CAIR-Houston. Arsalan earned his undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal and holds a Master of Biotechnology (M.Biot.) and a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Texas A&M University. In his current position, Arsalan focuses on employment discrimination, civil liberties issues, hate crimes, and know your rights community education.
Sobia Siddiqui served CAIR-Houston as Communications Intern in 2014. Since then, her work has included event planning for the annual Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium, organizing for Texas Muslim Capitol Day and social media reporting for the Texas Da’wah Convention. She has also worked with the Muslim American Society-Katy and the Islamic Council of North America’s Young Muslim Quiz Competition on interfaith and outreach events to not only combat Islamophobia but change the narrative as a whole. In 2016 Sobia spent six months teaching English to Syrian refugee families in Houston before officially joining the CAIR-Houston team.
Hamza Reed served as Administrator at Clear Lake Islamic Center since 2015. He has applied his wealth of experience in performing and improving the day-to-day operations here at CAIR-Houston.
Development and Outreach Coordinator
Ambreen Hernandez serves as the Development and Outreach Coordinator at CAIR-Houston. Prior to joining CAIR, Hernandez’ strong sense of devotion for non profits was established in her native City of Newark in NJ. During her career in community and economic development in Newark, she played a key role in marketing, fundraising, events, operations and outreach efforts. Hernandez also worked in the launch of key programs and initiatives geared towards supporting local entrepreneurs, enhancing small businesses and minority capacity. Most recently, her professional development continued with a nonprofit organization that is a leader in national education training and development helping to close the achievement gap for low-income communities.
Her professional experiences gave her a deep appreciation for how nonprofits can work to improve the quality of life for the communities they serve through innovative programming and strategic partnerships. Today, she works to spread the message of achieving an inclusive democracy, promoting diversity, and empowerment for marginalized communities. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Policy, Institutions and Behavior, as well as, Planning and Public Policy (BS) from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.