Know Your LSPIRG Staff: Mohammad Akbar

This is the fourth instalment of the "know your LSPIRG staff series." This post will hopefully provide an introduction to Mohammad Akbar, newly hired Administration and Development Director. On the spot interviewed by Lakyn Barton and outgoing Administration and Development Director Katelyn Murray.

Contrary to what that one person's face and body language might tell you - Akbar is an engaging speaker with speeches filled with well developed arguments and Simpsons quotes.

Contrary to what that one person's face and body language might tell you - Akbar is an engaging speaker with speeches filled with well developed arguments and Simpsons quotes.

If you had to be either an eel or an octopus what would you be and why?

Electric Eel. Because I could generate electricity and that would be fun.

Boy Meets World or Full House?

Oh geez - that’s a hard question. Oh man. Going to go Boy Meets World but I’m also a huge fan of Full House. Full house had its moments - that gopher puppet?

Favourite Board Game?

Sorry! 

What’s your jam? 

Elevator Love Letter by Stars

What impact do you want to have at Laurier?

I want to provide students the agency to do things. I have a lot of knowledge I want to give people. I want to make the campus better by improving student outreach. I really want to give as much as I can to students so that they can continue the work on their own.

What about Laurier’s campus excites you?

There are two things that immediately come to mind:

How nice everybody is - I love meeting all these people trying to do great things.

And second, that the campus reminds me a lot of Windsor. It seems like a place that I already know but I’m eager to learn what I don’t.