After graduating from Lynn in 2011 and 2014 with two degrees, Mohamed Abdalla applied his knowledge and succeeded in the community as the senior director of government and community affairs at Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County.
Ever since his youth, Abdalla’s dreamed of becoming a pilot. Upon attending Lynn, his horizons were broadened, allowing him to discover his true passion.
Professor Sindee Kerker once took Abdalla and his classmates to Washington, D.C., to witness the Presidential Inauguration. At that moment, he found his calling post-graduation.
“We traveled all the way up to D.C., but we didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into,” said Abdalla. “Being present to witness history inspired me to come back and give back to the community. There is so much that can be done to make a difference. I knew Lynn was so unique that anything was possible.”
Abdalla now puts this inspiration to work in his role with Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County. Working for one of the nation’s top non-profit organizations, his position involves numerous responsibilities. Abdalla’s primary job is to ensure politicians are held accountable for their actions by keeping track of the impact of policies, laws and amendments.
“I love dearly the politics, being able to work with lawmakers while ensuring the necessary trans-parency,” said Abdalla.
The Lynn alum is tasked with speaking with key political figures and presenting a case. He handles both local and state governmental issues, working to improve awareness in policy making.
“I have experience with the city council in Boca Raton all the way up to Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson,” said Abdalla. “I must ensure that amendments through the federal government do not affect us, our organization or our affiliate.”
Most recently, Abdalla launched a young professionals group, which allows college students and other individuals from the community to give back. The group has traveled to Key West and Guatemala so far, but Abdalla expects more trips in the future.
Abdalla never expected to have such a prominent role in the local community. His dream of flying planes took him to new heights he could have never expected.
“In my eyes, I am doing what is right for business and what is fair. I will continue to do what is right for my organization,” said Abdalla.
For more information about Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach, visit https://www.habitatsouthpalmbeach.org.