Program Coordinator for BBA
Petra Alsoofy is program
coordinator for RLI's BBA students initiatives in the
University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
Prior to joining RLI, Petra worked as a
team leader with T.E.A.M. 21 at Newhall Middle School in Wyoming,
Mich. She also served on the board of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute,
where she was integral to developing and planning the
2012 Year of
in nearby Grand Rapids.
Petra has expertise at the intersection of
religion and politics. She gives talks in churches and schools on Islam,
American Muslims, interfaith relations, politics, and the Middle East.
She has participated in conferences and speaker series, including:
“Contemporary Research in Arab American Studies;” “Ask Gleaves
Leadership Seminars;” and “My Name is Asher Lev,” a conference that
responded to a novel by Chaim Potok.
Petra holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Grand Valley
State University. There she served as vice president of the Cook
Leadership Academy and helped develop