Tanzania: Immigrant Stories

Tanzanian Immigrants in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Area


Meet a Tanzanian Immigrant

Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina was born and raised in Eastern Africa in Lindi, a small city in Tanzania. He moved to the United States in 2012 after traveling and moving around the world for years. After completing secondary school in Lindi he went on to receive degrees from the Aligarh Muslim University and Ferdowsi University of Mashhad as well as both a master’s and PhD in Middle East and Islamic Studies from the University of Toronto. Upon moving to the United States in 2012, Dr. Sachedina began work at Mason and has been employed here ever since. Along the way he had a family, made connections with a variety of different people, and seen the world all while studying what he loved. Even though he has experience in his field and career, he says he is looking forward to new opportunities that may come his way. 

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