Our Team

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

Community Engagement & Outreach

  • Director of Community Engagement & Outreach

    Caitrin Mullan

    Caitrin serves as the Director of Community Engagement and Outreach at the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, where she is responsible for organizational collaborations, competitive grants, and strategic communication efforts. She also helped develop the Foundation’s College Preparation and Sheikh Saqr Overseas Scholarship programs, which prepare and encourage promising Emirati students and young professionals to undertake university studies overseas.

    Prior to joining the Al Qasimi Foundation in 2012, Caitrin worked at the University of Minnesota (United States) for over eight years in positions related to student affairs and undergraduate education. Her higher education experience includes strategic planning, admissions and advising, student leadership development, experiential learning, and diversity and inclusion capacity building. Caitrin holds a Journalism BA, Environmental Science BS, and Water Resources Science MS from the University of Minnesota and spent a year studying at the University of Queensland (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.