Hossain is a Yemeni-American Richmond native and a member of the Economic Development Commission. Growing up, Hossain was a part of the Making Waves Education Program and graduated from UCLA in 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies. He currently leads Partnerships and Community Engagement at an edtech startup called Brightwheel in San Francisco. Before Brightwheel, he completed the Education Pioneers Fellowship program in New York City, working with the NYC Department of Education to develop a city-wide economic empowerment program and, prior to that, worked at Google as a Partnerships Manager for 3 years. He spends his free time with his family or playing basketball at the 24 hour fitness in Hilltop.