Umeda Islamova serves as the current Communications Manager for Rabata. She completed a Bachelor’s in Finance and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She grew up in a family of entrepreneurs and has extensive experience in business, ranging from university commercialization and tech startup to retail and business consulting.
In 2017, Umeda founded The Dua Journal, a global Islamic stationery brand as well as an Instagram community. Upon building her brand, she discovered the rich world of Muslim female scholarship and Dr. Anse Tamara Gray. She later joined the Ribaat Academic Institute in 2018 and became a Rabata volunteer in 2019.
Umeda was born in Khujand, Tajikistan and immigrated to Lincoln, Nebraska with her family in 1997. She and her husband have twin daughters and a son. When she is not working on her brand or devising Rabata’s communications strategies, she likes to indulge in hot drinks, reading, deep conversations, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.