Alexander Ahmed is a rising senior at Boston Latin School with a very politically tuned-in family. As a result, he has always been fascinated by the world around him and has continued to keep up with current events as much as he can to this day.
Alexander has taken every opportunity to advance his knowledge in how real change happens, with his most recent step being his participation in the 2023 Ward Fellowship. Preceding this, he joined and has continued to participate in Boston Latin School’s Model United Nations team since the beginning of his sophomore year at BLS, with no plans to leave in his final year at the school. Additionally, he has extensive experience helping others in his community already. Alexander has tutored students individually through his participation in A Helping Tutor, as well as working with larger groups of young people as a camp counselor for Viking Sports Camp and as a LEAH Knox Scholar teaching STEM at local afterschool programs. Most notably, he worked with the National Park Service during the summer of 2022 in the Hill to Harbor program. As well as gaining historical knowledge of Boston through the program, he led tours to increase interaction with national parks in Boston as well as educate others about historical aspects of the city.
Alexander has always understood how important change is to our local and global community in order to fix the many issues we are still struggling with. Boston has been his home for his whole life and understands the many challenges it faces along with its many successes. As a result, his upcoming summer working alongside City Councilor At-Large Ruthzee Louijeune will be the perfect opportunity for him to understand the path to improvement in government and participate in helping the city that he has always called home.