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Author Archives: Ziad Ahmed
Ziad Ahmed is a junior at Princeton Day School. He is an American-Muslim, Bangladeshi, and passionate social justice activist. Ziad founded a teen organization, redefy (www.redefy.org), committed to defying stereotypes, redefining perspectives positively, embracing acceptance and tolerance, and creating an active community in 2013. Redefy has grown immensely with over 150 students internationally on the team, over 2,000 likes on facebook, and over 50,000 hits on redefy.org. His work has been commended by President Barack Obama personally, PBS, the Boris and Nicole Show, and other notable sources. MTV has named him of one of the top nine teens changing the world, and a High School Trailblazer. Insofar as community service, Ziad sits on multiple youth boards, serves on the Executive Board of Not in Our Town - Princeton, and volunteers at many local organizations. As part of his interest for social change, Ziad is also a Youth Ambassador for Everyone Matters. At school, Ziad holds the position of Secretary and Treasurer of the Class of 2017, leads as the Secretary General of PDS Model UN, tutors students in Science and Math, heads the PDS Muslim Club, and plays varsity squash. He has also recently co-founded a cutting-edge youth consulting firm in the form of JÜV Consulting (www.juvconsulting.com) in the hopes to empower Generation Z with a real voice in the marketplace. Overwhelmingly though, Ziad is just your average teenager trying grappling with identity, struggling to balance it all, and pursuing his passions.