Born in Chittagong Bangladesh, Waheeda migrated to the United States in 1981 and has resided in California and Texas since. She has served as a National Board Member for FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance, USA and as the Vice Chairman for Aga Khan Foundation USA, Southwest Region. In 2008 she founded the Muslim Cultural Heritage Society. Currently, She is the President of National Inter Organizational Collaborative and Vice Chairman of the SoL Interfaith Center, at University Presbyterian Church. Waheeda was just recognized by the State of Texas with a Civic Engagement Resolution for 30 years of Civic Service in Texas. Her favorite title however is ‘proud mother of 3.’ Waheeda and her husband of 26 years, Nooruddin have two daughters, Shaya (22) and Tabreez (17) and a son, Kas (16). Waheeda’s hobbies include poetry, music, art, public speaking and event planning.