Wasiq is a senior majoring in biomedical engineering at the University of Florida, and he is honored to serve as this year’s director for Project Downtown. He has been a part of the organization since his freshman year, and quickly fell in love with the experience. Throughout his time with PD, Wasiq has loved meeting new people with the same passion for giving back to the community. He is a firm believer that even a small gesture can have a significant impact on the lives of others. Wasiq has seen Project Downtown go through many changes over the years, and he is very excited to see where the future of the organization may lead as it continues helping those in need each and every week.
Iftishamul Nihal, who goes by Ifti, is a third year Industrial Engineering student at the University of Florida. Ifti first got involved with Project Downtown while he was in highschool on trips to visit his brother in Gainesville who happened to be PD Director. Through his early involvement with the organization, he fell in love with its values and its impact on the Gainesville community. He thinks that Gainesville is a special place because the community is made up of people that come here from all over, and he believes that Project Downtown gives the community a special way to leave an impact on this city while we have the pleasure to be here. When he’s not working with Project Downtown, you can find Ifti playing soccer, cooking, and stargazing at Paynes Prairie.