Saif Y. Ishoof   

Vice President for Engagement 

Florida International University  

Miami, FL 


Saif Ishoof is vice president of community engagement at Florida International University (FIU) where he leads in building public and private partnerships in support of FIU’s mission. Saif is also a senior fellow in the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs at FIU. Prior to joining FIU, Saif was the founding executive director of City Year Miami, a social enterprise where 17-24 year olds serve as tutors and mentors to students in low-income communities. Before that, Saif spent seven years with FCT Technologies, first as general counsel and then as President/CEO. At age 24, Saif started Agriverde Inc., a software company that supported agricultural supply chains in the western hemisphere. Saif serves on the boards of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce & the Public Interest Technology University Network. He is a former Presidential Leadership Scholar and German Marshall Fellow and has received multiple recognitions for his community building service. Saif is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Miami School of Law. Saif is a Fellow of the third class of the Civil Society Fellowship, a Partnership of ADL and The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.