Raaheela Ahmed is a national nonprofit executive, grassroots community advocate and servant leader. She served 5 years as the elected representative for the Prince George’s County Board of Education, District 5, representing over 80,000 Maryland residents. Currently, she works as National Legislative and Organizing Director at 100% Democracy: An Initiative for Universal Voting, where she is leading efforts to advance 100% voting participation conversation and legislation in localities, states and nationally.
Previously, Raaheela worked as Deputy Director of Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project, a nonprofit that focuses on institutionalizing voting and civic engagement at 300+ college campuses across the country, and Manager of Leadership Programs at New American Leaders, where she cultivated and supported a national network of 500+ first- and second-generation immigrant elected officials.
As a young, first-generation American Muslim woman of Indian and Pakistani descent, Raaheela understands and passionately strives for equity and justice for marginalized people and communities. She has been featured by multiple media outlets for her work, including CNN, ELLE Magazine, NBC, FOX, The Washington Post, and The Baltimore Sun.