Rima Shahid joined the Muslim Alliance of Indiana (MAI) in June 2015 and has been the Executive Director of MAI since October 2015. As Executive Director, Rima is mandated to lead the implementation of MAI's mission of cultivating interfaith harmony, building a diverse inclusive Hoosier Muslim community, and collective action to preserve civil rights liberties for all Hoosiers. Within a short span of time, Rima has significantly enhanced MAI's impact by developing seminars, workshops, other initiatives to further community. She is a regular speaker at political and inter-faith events,
A native Hoosier, Rima attended Cathedral High School and IUPUI. Having spent more than decade in the Middle East, and worked as Trade Development Officer at Pakistan Embassy in Bahrain, Rima brings a unique perspective and diverse range of approaches to community outreach objectives.