ADEA Connect Ambassador Spotlight: Dr. Khairunisa Hashmani

By Ms. Carolyn Vincent posted 10-03-2023 12:13 PM


Each month an ADEA Connect Ambassador will be highlighted based on their contributions to ADEA Connect. Learn more about ambassador responsibilities in the ADEA Connect Ambassador Overview.

Khairunisa Hashmani, Ed.D., M.A., RDH, is the Community Ambassador for the ADEA SIG on Career Development for the New Educator. Read more about Dr. Hashmani and her professional experience below.  


Say Hello to Khairunisa Hashmani, Ed.D., M.A., RDH!

Assistant Professor/Clinic Coordinator

UT Health Houston School of Dentistry

What professional tips or advice would you like to share about your profession?

We all have so much potential, so thrive to do the best and forgive ourselves for our shortcomings.

What is your #1 reason for becoming an ADEA member?

Learning from each other and endless growth opportunities.

What has been the most rewarding experience of your career?

The most rewarding experience is the opportunity to assist in creating the dental hygiene curriculum and teaching at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan and Nairobi, Kenya.

How has ADEA Connect been useful to you?

ADEA Connect helps me “connect” with others across the nation and share ideas to incorporate into our programs. 

What is your favorite hobby or place to travel?

My favorite hobby is anything where I can be creative such as painting, creating presentations, event planning, and cooking.