Omar Hashwi

Omar is the West Coast Account Executive at Incorta. He consults enterprise corporations on their analytics technology and roadmap. He also runs a web design company in San Francisco that develops aesthetically pleasing and revenue centric websites for companies nationwide. In his 5 years at Michigan, Omar was primarily focused on enhancing the student life of undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of areas. He served as the Vice President of the Central Student Government, Founder of the Arab Graduation Ceremony, Founder of PILOT, Founder of Stamp Nation Music, and Brother of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc. Academically, Omar is a double-graduate from the University of Michigan. He holds a Master of Business Management degree from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies; a minor in Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society; and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship. As a Gates Millennium Scholar, Bill Gates has funded and will fully fund up to 10 years of his education.

Omar shares his thoughts with Dr. Samer Ali and Nour Eidy as they explore how Arab students organized their graduation ceremony, and in the process, wrestled with ideas of what it means to be “counted” and identified and recognized as a community.