Syed Umar Warsi

Syed Umar Warsi · TEDxNIU 2017

Syed Umar Warsi is a spoken-word artist and entrepreneur, originally from Flushing, NY. He graduated from NIU in 2013 with a B.S. in Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences and then completed his MBA at Indiana University. While in grad school, Syed worked full-time as the Director of Supported Living Services at Bona Vista Programs, Inc. serving families and individuals with intellectual disabilities for three years. Syed is also the co-founder of “Book A Muslim”, an agency that promotes and represents Muslim speakers, artists, performers and allies ( Syed lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife and two year old daughter, Sarina. He loves to cook for his YouTube audience and vlog called “The Maria and Umar Show”.