Our Team

Our Team | Al Qasim Foundation | Ras Al Khaimah | Diversity

Community Engagement & Outreach

  • Director of Community Engagement & Outreach

    Caitrin Mullan

    Caitrin brings over eight years of higher education experience to her role as Director of Community Engagement and Outreach. Prior to joining the Al Qasimi Foundation, she held several positions focused on student affairs and undergraduate education at the University of Minnesota (College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences). In her most recent role as Chief of Staff to the Associate Dean, Caitrin helped lead a strategic planning effort to embed experiential and interdisciplinary teaching strategies into the curriculum. Caitrin’s background also includes work in admissions, advising, student leadership development, study abroad, strategic communications, and diversity and inclusion capacity building. 

    A Minnesota native, Caitrin holds three degrees from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus: Journalism (BA), Environmental Science (BS), and Water Resources Science (MS). She also spent a year studying at the University of Queensland in Australia as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar.

  • Community Engagement & Outreach Associate

    Holly Cook

    Holly has spent the last seven years working in the education sector with experience ranging from teaching, teacher professional development, curriculum design, research, community outreach, and advocacy. As a teacher and facilitator, Holly has taught English as a second language, leadership, peace and human rights education, and conflict transformation. She spent over four years teaching international students and worked with vulnerable populations all around the world: from refugees in Liberia, to community leaders, inter-faith women’s groups, and at-risk youth in Kenya, to immigrant and migrant students in the United States.

    Holly is passionate about the role education plays in fostering resilient, cohesive, and engaged communities. She received her bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from Harvard University and her master’s degree in international education development from Columbia University, where she specialized in education in emergencies.

  • Community Engagement & Outreach Coordinator

    Belal Fehmi

    Belal joined the Foundation’s communication team and serves as a Community Engagement & Outreach Coordinator. He graduated from the American University of Sharjah with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration majoring in Accounting. His background includes communication experience with diverse stakeholders in the events and business sectors. In addition, Belal’s strong technical background allows him to better communicate information to stakeholders through digital mediums such as social networks.