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Mohamed Ahmed

District 9 Representative

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Mohamed Ahmed is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Horsaid Institute for Community Development, a community-based nonprofit organization that works to strengthen the educational opportunities of young men and women in the East African community of San Diego.

Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, Ahmed moved to San Diego as a refugee in 1995. He graduated from Crawford High School and studied International security and conflict resolution at San Diego State University in 2013 where he obtained his bachelor of arts and science degree and is currently pursuing his master's degree in postsecondary educational leadership with an emphasis in student affairs.

He has worked in local community, national and international organizations allowing him to become a strong, visionary leader. He is a leading voice in business and civic circles, providing guidance to local leaders and organizations on community safety, economic empowerment and affordable housing.