Alia Salem is the Executive Director for the DFW Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and is a committed activist working for social justice, understanding and empowerment in her community. Her work with CAIR-DFW has been featured on local, national and international outlets such as WFAA, NBC, CBS, KERA, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, BBC, CCTV, CW33, Washington Post, Time Magazine, Al Jazeera, Univision and Telemundo. Alia graduated Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her three focuses of study are in Communications, Sociology and Religion/Culture with a minor in French. As an eighth generation Texan with Egyptian roots, Alia is a proud Fort Worth native and resident with strong ties to the entire DFW community.