Hello, I'm Sameerah Hosam Ahmad
After a decade of social and economic justice organizing I enrolled in DePaul University's Public Relations & Advertising M.A. program, which strengthened my skills in strategic communication, research, data analysis, writing, storytelling, and critical and creative thinking. At the root of transforming individuals and society is the ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences -- only then can we encourage action and foster a sustainable commitment to our efforts. I currently work as the Development Director for United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) and as a strategic communications consultant to various organizations and individuals.
I identify as a queer Muslim woman of color from a working class family. One of my favorite hobbies is capturing the beautiful plant-life Chicago has to offer with my phone's camera. I took all of the pictures featured on my main page. Thank you for your time and interest and please feel free to reach out to me!
Many thanks to all of my DePaul University PRAD professors: Ron Culp, Maria De Moya, Marshall Goldman, Yeuseung Kim, Ken Krimstein, Jim Motzer, Matt Ragas, and Jill Stewart. I learned so much and was challenged by each and every one of you. Thank you to journalism professor Amy Merrick for encouraging me to publish my work and helping me stay patient throughout the process. A big thank you goes to Lynn Miller and all of DePaul's wonderful staff. Lynn's support and professionalism was crucial to my academic success. Thank you to all of my peers, who enhanced my learning experience, and thanks to P.T. for motivating me to apply to the PRAD program in the first place. Thank you to Lé Thompson for helping me with this website. Finally, much love and gratitude to my family and friends who continue to believe in me.