Dr. Ghazala Hashmi is an educator and founding director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) at Reynolds Community College. After immigrating to the United States 50 years ago, Ghazala made it her life’s mission to foster a more inclusive dialogue within her community. Marked as a leader by her students and colleagues, Ghazala now plans on bringing her ideals to the Virginia State Senate.
- If elected, Ghazala will be the first Muslim-American woman in Virginia’s legislature
- Motivated to run for office by Trump’s Muslim ban
- Top flip opportunity in the Virginia Senate