Ayyan Zubair is an Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Economics student at Stony Brook University, where he serves as the President of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), representing over 17,000 undergraduates and managing over $3.5 million. Passionate about creating and maintaining a diverse and equitable learning experience for all, Ayyan has successfully advocated for free menstrual pads on campus and eliminating downward curving to foster a collaborative learning experience.
Fascinated by the intersection between public policy and advocacy, he has worked for political campaigns and governmental agencies at the local, national and international levels. Furthermore, Ayyan founded the youth program at his mosque to support Muslim youth and conduct interfaith programs to promote understanding and dialogue, and created Pakistanis4SocialChange, an international 501(c) non-profit journalistic endeavor to empower change-makers the world over.
An amatuer journalist, he has written for The Prospect, The Long Island Herald and The Huffington Post. As a first-generation American Muslim of Pakistani descent, Ayyan acutely understands the feeling of marginalization and strives to aid in expanding the “American Dream” to any and every American, regardless of background.
In the not-so distant future, he hopes to attend law school and pursue a career in public service. A meme-minded millennial, you can most often find Ayyan reading the New York Times or listening to the Migos, often simultaneously.