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Petra Alsoofy (read bio)
Program Coordinator for BBA Student Initiatives

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 Interfaith Understanding 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 Leadership University.


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