Nesreen Hasan joined the Arab American Cultural Center in 2017. She assists in managing day to day operations of the center. She works with undergrad staff and with UIC students on new initiatives and programming for the center with a social justice framework. She mentors students and advocates for their needs within the larger campus community. Nesreen was born and raised on the southwest side of Chicago to a Palestinian family. She graduated from Governors State University where she majored in Criminology and minored in Social Work. Prior to joining the Arab American Cultural Center Nesreen was a lead youth organizer in the Chicago Arab Community for six years. Her work in the community entailed training youth in leadership development, advocacy, strengths and skill building and social change work. She worked with Arab American families by building bridges between immigrant parents and first-generation youth.