Atiya Aftab, Esq.(Executive Committee-Chair) received her Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Political Science (Pi Sigma Alpha) from Rutgers College. She went on to Rutgers Law School in Newark and graduated with her Juris Doctorate Degree. Atiya was an associate at Robinson, St. John & Wayne in Newark practicing securities litigation and was also a former Deputy Attorney General, Division of Law.
She currently maintains her own practice providing pro bono representation to non-profit corporations. Atiya is an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University, Department of Political Science, Center for Middle Eastern Studies where she teaches Islamic Law and Jurisprudence.
Atiya is the immediate past Chair of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey’s (ISCJ) Board of Trustees and has been an ISCJ Board member for over 15 years. She is the co-founder of the New Jersey Muslim Lawyers’ Association and immediate past vice-president. Atiya also co-chairs the South Brunswick Commission on Women. Atiya just completed a 10-year term as a member of the NJ Supreme Court Minority Concerns Committee. Atiya co-found the original Sisters of Salaam Shalom, Muslim-Jewish women’s’ interfaith group.