Jumana Kamal is the Office and Program Manager at George Mason University’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education. Alongside her main responsibilities in operations and programming, Jumana co-facilitates the cultural competency curriculum to the Mason community, and advises five student organizations: the Muslim Student Association (MSA), Access Islam (AI), United Muslim Relief (UMR), Project Nur, and UNICEF. In working with students, Jumana focuses on facilitating positive, constructive environments conducive for leadership and identity development, cross-cultural dialogue, and collaborative activities.
Jumana is familiar with the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region through professional and personal experiences, and speaks Arabic fluently. She received her BA from the college of Art and Architecture at the University of Petra in her native country, Jordan, and MA in Middle East and Islamic Studies at Mason. She is passionate about community building, diversity and inclusion initiatives, as well as cultural and social issues of MENA and Muslim communities with a specific focus on youth and women’s empowerment. She is also very active in social justice and action projects that counter narratives of xenophobia, with particular attention on the intersections of Islamophobia and racism.