Hi friends 👋🏻 I'm Omar!

I'm a Product Manager, Blogger, and YouTuber

What I'm working on

  1. I am a Product Manager @ Pluralsight. I studied Computer Science at a liberal arts college in Pennsylvania.
  2. On my Medium Blog, I write articles about my professional journey and lessons I learn as I navigate my professional career.
  3. I have a YouTube channel where I try helping students in the Middle East understand the US college application process and talk about my experience living in the US.

What you'll find on this website

  • Blog — where I pour out thoughts that my friends and family would otherwise have to endure me talking about for hours.
  • Reads — where I share books that I've read and my ratings of them.
  • Impossible List — where I share a more extreme version of my bucket list with the world.
  • About Me — where you'll get to know what I'm working on and a little more about who I am.

Let's get in touch!

  • 1:1 Mentorship — My college years were filled with tons of uncertainty about my career and what I want to do after college. I'd love to offer you mentorship if you're interested in Product Management or UX Research, or if you are doing CS but it's just not hitting the spot!
  • Curiosity Chat — This is pretty much our chance to strike a conversation and see where it takes us! It could be about work, life, or anything. I'm excited to meet you and see where our conversations would take us!
  • In-person Meet-up — One thing that I love and think I should do more of is meeting new people. So if you ever find yourself in Columbus, OH, hit me up! I'll buy you a cup of coffee.

Check out my latest blog posts

Dec 3, 2021
~8 MIN READ

How I (almost) never miss prayer when I'm out

In a life that inevitably spins out of control, it brings my heart so much tranquility knowing that I have an immutable constant—my daily salah. My prayers ground me; they put me at peace; and they help me manage my anxiety. Although many of us struggle with praying regularly in general, it still is practically easy to do when we're in the comfort of our homes. The challenge here is more on the spiritual/religious side than anything else.When it comes to praying outside, however, that challenge is compounded by practicality. This is especially the case for those of us living in non-Muslim countries; it can be easy to fall into the trap of coming up with excuses for why it's difficult to pray outside.

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Jul 4, 2021
~12 MIN READ

Ola | علا

Today, Ola Farouk will have made it for half a century in this world. Still, she looks 15 years younger and has the spirit of a 25-year-old. I wanted to make this day very special for her, but we’re 6,894 miles apart. So I figured, why not dedicate a blog post to her beautiful soul!

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Nov 27, 2020
~7 MIN READ

Why I love doing the dishes

I cannot tell you how many people I've spoken with who just dread the thought of doing the dishes. Every time I tell someone that I love doing the dishes, they look at me with the utmost bewilderment. Yet, when I begin explaining why that is the case, they start viewing it from a lens that makes the idea more palatable.

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