Abdul moved to the United States from Morocco in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance but no computer skills. He worked as a food runner in a restaurant for a year before joining CORE. At CORE, he took classes in Microsoft Word and Excel and learned how to type. After graduation, Abdul soon got a job as a teller at Congressional Federal Credit Union, where he soon advanced to Financial Analyst, then to Business Analyst & Analytics.
Abdul served on CORE’s Board of Directors including a term as Vice Chair, he says, “CORE gave me the self-confidence and skills to grow in my professional life.”