Hasina is the Director of the Peabody Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and a Research Associate at Vanderbilt University. She is also a PhD candidate in the Community Research and Action (CRA) program at Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining the program, she received a BA in Economics from Yale University, and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. Her dissertation research explores the religious identity development for Muslim American youth in the context of widespread negative stereotypes of Islam and Islamophobia. Other research projects she has worked on include a mixed-methods study of interfaith organizations, an ethnographic study of classroom discussion, and a qualitative study of women’s activism in Nashville. As a Research Associate, Hasina is currently serving as the Study Coordinator for a grant evaluating HIV/AIDS education programs for the Southeast AETC. She is also an active member of the Nashville Muslim community.