Jafar joined Iona in July 2020, bringing 10 years of experience in accounting and finance to the organization. Prior to working at Iona, he lived in New York City and served as Controller for Commonpoint Queens (formerly known as the Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y), one of the largest nonprofit organizations in that borough. Jafar holds a degree in Political Science from the City University of New York and an Executive MBA from The George Washington University School of Business. He is also a Microsoft Certified Database Developer and Database Administrator. Besides being a numbers person, Jafar enjoys reading Eastern and Greek philosophy. His hobbies include playing soccer on the weekends (go FC Barcelona!), volleyball, and hiking and camping with friends.