Ustadha Sophia Said is an interfaith leader, and peace activist. Sophia serves as the Executive Director of the Interfaith Center of Arkansas which has the mission to reduce fear and prejudice among religious communities. Sophia is also the founding chairwoman of Madina Institute and Masjid Arkansas, a full-service mosque and community center serving the Muslim population of Central Arkansas. Recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year, the Peacemaker of the Year, and several other awards, Sophia has been building bridges of peace and harmony through promoting peaceful dialogue and designing interfaith initiatives for youth and adults in the state of Arkansas for the last several years. Sophia has a bachelor's degree in Economics from University of Utah and a master’s degree from Clinton Presidential School of Public Service. 

Courses Taught

  • Courses in Interfaith Dialogue
  • Courses in Religious and Non-profit Organizations