ICOI Young Professionals

Are you a college graduate or working professional looking to get involved in the community?

Join ICOI Young Professionals! We host a variety of events that focus on professional development and community engagement as well as just meeting new people. We hope to see you at the next one!


The ICOI Young Professionals board is composed of a group of highly motivated individuals who are passionate about representing the young professional community at large. In addition to their specific responsibilities, board members are entrusted with upholding the utmost Islamic principles, enhancing their understanding, and extending support to the community. The primary objective of the board is to empower young professionals through professional development and community engagement. Board members are actively committed to serve as mentors, volunteers, and trusted leaders in the community.

Hadi Sayed


Hadi is a sales engineer in the Semiconductor and Flash Memory industry.

MS Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

BS Computer Engineering, CSULB

Mariam Tariq

Vice President

Mariam Tariq is an Irvine native who turned her passion for social justice into a career in public service. Currently, Mariam is Chief of Staff to Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan.

She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelors in Political Science in 2018. Since then she has served as Finance Deputy for Dave Min for State Senate 2020, Member of the Youth Advisory Board for Congresswoman Katie Porter 2020, and APAICS Fellow in the Office of Congresswoman Judy Chu.

Her vision is to promote civic engagement in our most vulnerable communities.

Amad Saulat

Outreach Director

Amad is an investment professional at an investment management firm in Newport Beach. Prior to this, he worked as a Currency Trader at Natixis in New York.

Amad is passionate about developing outreach initiatives to improve visibility and engagement in the community. He has been involved on the board since 2022. He has been involved in projects of building community, having co-founded the Los Angeles Muslim Running Club. Outside of work, he enjoys snowboarding in the winter, barbecuing in the summer, and running year-round.

MA Economics, Duke University

BS/MS Mathematics, NJIT

Ahmad Almomani

Events Coordinator

Ahmad is an engineer working in BioTech focused on cancer treatment. He has a background in Mechanical & Software Engineering. Previously worked in tech & the med device industry.

Outside his job, Ahmad enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, snowboarding and traveling.

Zainab Waheed


Zainab is a Clinical Therapist working in a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment setting working with individuals in recovery.

Zainab is Passionate about the field of social work and has experience working with children, family, and adults in school, community and hospital settings. Zainab is currently working towards obtaining her LCSW and her long term goal is to serve the Muslim community providing mental health services.

Outside of work, Zainab enjoys going to the gym, roller skating, reading and traveling.

Masters in Social Work , USC

Bachelors in Child and Adolescent Development, CSUN

Hadi Baghchehsarai


Hadi is a business analyst in the metals and mining industry and is focused on data analytics, forecasting, and continuous improvement..

MS Economics, Cal Poly Pomona

BA Economics, University of California, Riverside

Omar Mahmood


Omar is a Biomedical Quality Engineer at a medical device start up in Irvine. He focuses on portable dialysis equipment. He is also a real estate agent with Berkshire Hathaway. Additionally he helps run a car rental company called Cardezvous.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his son, offroading, mountain biking and going on car rallies. He also enjoys smoking meats and making fresh pizzas. Also has a heavy duty sweet tooth and is obsessed with banana pudding. He’s currently our ICOI Board member advisor for ICOI YP


BS Bioengineering, University