Reema Ahmad is the executive director of Project Mobilize, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing civic participation and representation from politically marginalized communities. In its first year, Project M recruited, trained, and ran seven Muslim American candidates for local offices.
A firm believer in the civic responsibilities inherent to a full realization of patriotism and identity, Ahmad has been a long time advocate of political engagement throughout her local community. She has worked with numerous groups in the Milwaukee area, including Peace Action Wisconsin, the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee. She also interned with Congresswoman Gwen Moore. As the government affairs coordinator with CAIR-Chicago, she bridged the gap between elected officials and their Muslim American constituents as well as worked in coalition with community organizations on mutually beneficial policies. She also serves on the board of directors of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee.
Ahmad majored in economics and international affairs at Marquette University. At Marquette, Ahmad held executive board positions in multiple student groups and received the Outstanding Contribution to Celebration & Promotion of Diversity award. As a McNair Research Scholar, she presented her research on the impact of international intervention in development work as well as the economics of religion at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research for two consecutive years.