The Muslim Students’ Association isn’t much of an association without its community members. MSA-ers routinely go above and beyond the call of duty to plan and execute events and campaigns, share their great ideas, and generally help other members of the community. In recognition of so many contributions, each month an outstanding member is nominated as MSA-er of the Month. The MSA-er of the Month for November 2012 is Mohamed Abedrabbo!
Mohamed “Babo” Abedrabbo (left), a pre-med Senior majoring in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, was nominated for an impressive array of contributions. He decided as his Junior year wound down that he would dedicate more time to MSA activities. “The pivot point was when I went to ASB [Alternative Spring Break],” he says, referencing MSA’s service learning trip to Chicago, where he and other MSA-ers volunteered with H.O.M.E. Realizing he could contribute to the Muslim community on campus, he set about finding projects where help was needed. The first opportunity came this summer when Babo was tapped to lead Cough2MSA, a soup delivery service dedicated to helping under-the-weather students feel better. Since then, he has made the program into a resounding success. As if Cough2MSA wasn’t enough, he also contributed to this semester’s Sacred Time Project, serving as the planning group’s Financial Chair. A Dearborn native who now lives in Canton, MI, Babo has been active as a volunteer for Doors of Opportunity, the Michigan Muslim Youth Council, and the University of Michigan Health System.