Rafee Al-Mansur

Master's Candidate, Family Science
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: SPH 1142
Phone: 301-405-3672 |

Rafee Al-Mansur is a second-year Couple and Family Therapy masters student from Waldorf, MD. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management at Johns Hopkins University in 2013. As a Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellow, he co-directed a research study on the emergence of African American Muslim communities in Baltimore City, capturing it in a documentary (https://youtu.be/XOaI20E_jyc). After graduation, Rafee co-coordinated an evaluation of a Community Benefits District in Baltimore City under a grant from the Abell Foundation. Apart from academic interests, he loves to launch and manage start-ups and ideas, and typically always has his hands in at least one or three. Rafee also loves listening to people's experiences and helping them find meaning and opportunities in them, no matter the circumstances they find themselves in. He is particularly interested in understanding how people's and society's conception of family changes across history, and as a practicing Muslim, hopes to uncover how this will unfold for the growing multi-cultural body of second-, third-, and fourth-generation Muslim Americans.