Our Team

Mustafaa Carroll - Interim Executive Director

Carroll, a seasoned advocate for civil rights, brings a wealth of experience, having served as the executive director of CAIR-Houston for a decade. His dedicated involvement in civil rights work spans numerous decades, including his service on the board of the Gary, Indiana NAACP chapter at the tender age of 14. Mustafaa Carroll's leadership is paramount, and his experience will be an invaluable asset to our community. His commitment to justice and advocacy for the marginalized is unwavering.

Shaimaa Zayan-Operations Manager

Shaimaa Zayan is excited to continue her work for CAIR Austin as the Operations Manager. Shaimaa started working for CAIR-TX on Sep. 2021. She holds a Masters degree in Special Education and Cultural/Linguistic Diversity from UT Austin and has an Electrical Engineering degree. Shaimaa has an initiative personality and an eagerness to learn, facilitate, communicate, and empower others. She is looking forward to building bridges with Austin Muslims and Non-Muslims organizations to work together on common goals and to enhance the civic engagement of the Austin Muslim community. Beside work, Shaimaa enjoys the company of her three children, walking in Austin nature, and cook delicious Mediterranean food for her family.

Ismael Belkoura

Ismael M. Belkoura is a journalism intern with CAIR-TX. He is a senior at the University of North Texas majoring in journalism with minors in French and political science. Ismael enjoys writing, interviewing people, and taking photographs, and he joined the organization to help report on the plethora of events hosted by Muslim communities in the DFW metroplex. Ismael hopes his work helps bring awareness to events and programs in North Texas.