Dr. Fahia is the executive director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota (CSCM). The CSCM was established in 1994 by a group of diverse Somali leaders who recognized the need to meet the significant resettlement and self-sufficiency needs of Somali refugees. Over the past 16 years, CSCM has evolved into the predominant multiservice Somali organization in the state of Minnesota. He has a Doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts, a Master of Science from Eastern Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Science from Somali National University. Dr. Fahia was Associate Dean of Somali National University from 1981-1987.