Abdul M. Omari graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in global studies and continued on to earn a master’s of public policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
He is currently a doctoral candidate in comparative and international development education at the University of Minnesota and is a MacArthur Foundation fellow. Abdul’s research is focused on the perceptions of mentoring for African and African American males and the role of Cultural Intelligence within mentoring relationships. Currently, he teaches a leadership course at the University of Minnesota and is the founder of AMO Enterprise, LLC, which offers training and consulting in the areas of leadership development and mentorship for various audiences including youth, young adults, and professionals.
Abdul serves on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Red Cross, is an elected Regent at the University of Minnesota, and is a proud native of Minneapolis, Minnesota with immigrant parents from Kenya and Jordan.