Atif Moon was born in 1985 with a late stage cancer of the spinal cord and had little chance of survival. Despite 3 surgeries at the age of 1 month and 4 more surgeries, one lasting 14 hours, he moved forward with his life and graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics in 2007 and received his Master’s degree in Sport Management in 2011. In 2006, Atif also had the great honor of working for the President as White House Intern. He was honored as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA) in 2009 by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce. Atif is the first Muslim American to receive this honor. In 2015, he was ranked among the top 10 wheelchair tennis players in the U.S. Currently, Atif is the Co-founder of the Center for Global Understanding (CFGU), a non-profit educational organization established in 2009, which provides scholarships to under-represented minorities, including Muslim American college students, to participate in civic engagement through summer internships in Washington D.C. The vision of CFGU is to bring people together by developing human capital. Atif is also the Director of Operations at Bertech Industries, an electronics manufacturing company. He also hopesHoping to become a public speaker in the future with hopes of inspiring others. Moon currently resides in Southern California.