Ahmed moved to Portland from Southern California. Prior to joining Passage, he managed casework for an international immigration firm in East Africa.
Ahmed holds a master’s in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, where he managed projects commissioned by the United States Special Operations Command, Federal Bureau of Investigations, and Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program. He also holds bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and Middle East Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara. Ahmed is Curator of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers hub in Portland and speaks Arabic.
Ahmed likes to cook, skateboard, and play backgammon.