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Hi friends 👋🏻 I'm Omar!

I'm a Product Manager, Podcaster, 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 and ideas that have been brewing in my mind for a while
  • 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!
  • ☕ Coffee 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 the Bay Area, hit me up! I'll buy you a cup of coffee.

Check out my latest blog posts

Apr 30, 2022

dear brothers: let’s talk about periods

Throughout the past few years, I've been having discussions about periods with many women in my life. Their experiences (which sadly have mostly been negative) have inspired me to write this piece. By doing so, I’d like to shed light on things I wish I’d learned earlier as a dude to spare them some of the gratuitous suffering.

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Dec 3, 2021

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.

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Jul 4, 2021

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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