Serving the CAIR-Houston Community
William White serves as the Director of CAIR-Houston.
Born in London, William moved to his mother’s home state of Texas as an infant, where he grew up on the Westside of Houston. He converted to Islam at 20 while studying at Houston Community College.
William began his career at CAIR as an intern in the Houston chapter during his final year of college. After graduating from the University of Houston with a degree in political science, William went to work as a contractor on-site at Google in North Austin, where he analyzed legal cases. During the Coronavirus pandemic, William was allowed to work for CAIR Austin as the Government Affairs Manager.
During his time at CAIR Austin, William organized several advocacy days in Austin and Washington, both in-person and virtual.
After 16 months at CAIR Austin, William was afforded another opportunity to work in his hometown, at his home CAIR office, in the heart of his home neighborhood.
In addition to his goals for the Houston chapter, William plans to pursue graduate studies in policy, law, and nonprofit management. In his free time, William enjoys watching his favorite football (soccer) team, Arsenal, or practicing martial arts, for which he holds a black belt in Karate and Japanese Jujitsu.
Wasiq Javed serves as CAIR-Houston’s Outreach Coordinator.
Wasiq Javed is a spoken word artist, community organizer, and University of Houston Honors graduate. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, to Pakistani immigrants, Wasiq is passionate about increasing Muslim involvement in public service and civic engagement to help contribute to the American civic and political discourse. He has previously organized campaigns and protests across numerous social issues and founded a youth civic-engagement organization at his high school, Lakes for Lives, and Students for Imam Jamil, a national advocacy campaign to help free a wrongfully imprisoned civil rights leader.
Wasiq is a current member of the Mayor’s Commission Against Gun Violence and a former intern with CAIR-Houston. Wasiq was selected to be a 2021 Hobby Fellow, where he served as Legislative Aide for State Representative Armando Walle during the legislative session at the Texas Capitol. He intends to pursue law and concentrate on civil rights to prepare him for a career as a public interest lawyer advocating for and mobilizing marginalized communities.
Development and Administrative Coordinator
Bilqees Adeyemi serves as CAIR-Houston’s Development Coordinator.
Bilqees Adeyemi is a Business Student at the University of Houston. She was born in Lagos State, Nigeria, and raised in Houston, Texas. In her free time, Bilqees enjoys the fine arts and enjoys drawing, painting, sewing, and graphic design. Bilqees aspires to establish her own business in the future. She has experience with managing social media platforms and assisted with leading several care package distributions for refugees living on Houston’s southwest side. She joined CAIR Houston as the Development Coordinator in September of 2022. She looks forward to serving CAIR Houston in this capacity and furthering its mission to serve the Muslim community.
Bilqees is active in the University of Houston’s Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship. She volunteers to assist aspiring students with business proposals and plans several large-scale events for the center.