Natasha Saya graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors in Human Relations in 2018. During her undergraduate education, Natasha was heavily involved in campus organizations, multicultural clubs and leadership programs. She served as the president of the Muslim Student Association in 2017 and has also organized many other events such as a campus-wide ‘Unity Symposium’ and a ‘No Ban, No Wall’ solidarity march during the Trump administration. Natasha has worked with several organizations and mosques in the community and was invited to speak alongside the President at the University of Oklahoma during the holiday season as a representative of the Islamic faith and holidays.
Natasha was a CAIR Oklahoma intern in 2015 and was later hired as the Community Outreach Fellow in 2017 before becoming the full-time Community Outreach Director at the beginning of 2018. She has since organized and directed all CAIR Oklahoma events and partners with other faith-based and social justice organizations to cohost community events as well. Natasha initiated a new event in 2019 to celebrate Muslim women on World Hijab Day which was a great success as CAIR Oklahoma’s first event of its kind. She has worked with national guest speakers, local leaders and mentors, the MSA’s in Oklahoma, interfaith community members, and local imams as she organizes events and represents CAIR Oklahoma.
Outside of event operations and management, Natasha oversees CAIR Oklahoma’s email database, weekly e-newsletter, and donation database. She also manages inventory and general office needs. Natasha also manages the website, social media platforms, creates social media campaigns, and produces graphics and content for advertising. She also oversees CAIR Oklahoma’s initiatives and programs for teens, college students, and young adults which include Muslim Youth Leadership Symposiums, Oklahoma Muslim Gamechangers, and the Muslim Young Professionals Network. Natasha is proud to serve the Muslim community of Oklahoma and work towards a more accepting and just community for all.