Br. Osama Shabaik graduated as a Regents Scholar with honors from UC Irvine in June 2010 with a Bachelors in Economics and a Bachelors in International Studies with a focus on Africa/Middle East. His honors thesis topic discussed the application of principles of Islamic economics within the global economy, specifically in regards to the economic crisis. Osama was also active outside the classroom while being part of the Muslim Student Union all four years of his undergrad, serving first as the MSU’s Treasurer and later as its Vice President. Osama was the first student that stood up and spoke out during Ambassador Michael Oren’s speech at UC Irvine on February 8, 2010. Osama is currently pursuing his JD at Harvard University’s law school.