Sameena Ahmed

Site:  HealthFinders Collaborative, Inc.

Position:  Wellness Coordination and Community Leadership VISTA

Location:  Northfield, MN




Hometown:  Savage, MN

Education:  BA in Biology; Certificate of Advanced Study in Spanish — Carleton College ‘12

A learning or work experience that changed meLast year, I started a Somali women’s fitness class in Faribault.  Professionally, I learned a lot about organizing in that community and personally I learned a lot from the women that came to the classes.

Why did you choose to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA with College Health Corps?:   As an undergrad, I had worked with HealthFinders to increase participant leadership and involvement in the HealthFinder programs.  After graduating, I was interested in continuing this work and using the connections that I had made with the organization and community to work on wellness programming as well.

Place I would most like to visit:   Antarctica
Favorite food(s):  green peas and ice cream (but not together)

Favorite holiday:  Thanksgiving

One thing I can’t live without: my family and friends

Hobbies:  Nordic skiing/rollerskiing; Anything that involves being active outside (walking, biking, playing on the playground  . . .)

In 5 years I would like to be:  In five years, I would like to be in medical school working to become a primary care physician.

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