Ustadha Aatifa Shareef is a clinical psychology graduate student at the University of Dallas as well as an Alimiyah student at the Qalam Seminary. Born and raised in Columbus, OH, she graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Religious Studies. She is working to combine her two fields of study by understanding psychology in an Islamic context and providing counseling for the Muslim community in America.

She currently works as Director of Admissions and Student Affairs at the Qalam Seminary as well as an instructor and Executive Assistant for the Qalam Institute. You may reach her at aatifa@qalaminstitute.org.