- FY2023 University Senate, Student Senate Representative
My name is Abdullah, and I’m a journalist first, everything else second. I carry my inquisitive journalistic character everywhere and often find my writing and investigative skills useful in my non-journalism classes. I reported for The University Daily Kansan on University of Kansas administration, Student Senate, and local politics. I’m an honors student, studying journalism and political science. Coming from an Arab, Iraqi background, I’m interested in Middle East politics and plan to get involved in a journalistic or non-journalistic capacity. Currently, I’m the KU Student Senate Rights and Affairs Council chair; I’m the third international student to ever serve on the Student Senate Executive Council since the Senate’s establishment in 1969. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, especially road trips.