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 (www.bookamuslim.com). 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”.