About Our Staff


Ali Saadat, Program Coordinator

Ali Saadat is one of MESC’s program coordinators. Previously, he was the social media and marketing intern. Ali is a Highlander alum as well and graduated from UCR with a B.A. in history.

During his time at UCR, Ali was the president of the Afghan Student Association, a resident advisor in Pentland Hills and an advancement ambassador for UCR Advancement. He played an important role in helping establish the Markaz special interest theme hall and the Ramadan breakfast bags served in the residential restaurants for observing students during Ramadan.

Ali is Afghan-American and enjoys watching and playing soccer (his favorite club is Chelsea FC) and also reading and learning languages (he’s got Spanish and German down along with Farsi and is working to improve his passable French!).