Ahmed Adam

Graduate Student
MA Cohort 2017


Diversity Studies, First Generation College Students, Sampling Research on Minorities


(2016) Bachelor of Arts, Psychology - York College, CUNY


I was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt. I migrated to the USA 10 years ago with my family and I am the first to ever graduate college.  I grew up on the beach, so I am excited to be going back near the beach and sun. Although I love New York, I am ready for Cali.  My ultimate dream is to be a college professor/writer and travel around the world teaching and fighting for social justice.

Previously, I was in Student Government at York for three years in different positions and committees, and served as the leader of a team that produced the York College App.  I went to Turkey for two months to teach English and intern at a newspaper.  I also participated as a fellow in two well-known programs in New York: The CUNY Pipeline and America Needs You.

I am a social butterfly and love to travel.  Besides Turkey, I have also been to Germany, Italy, Canada, and most of the East Coast (16 States so far and Cali, and hoping to visit all 50 of them).  My other interests include swimming, hiking, biking, playing tennis, long walks on the beach, and of course, love to read and write. I also like to eat and try new foods.


My current interests include the Effect of Diversity Education on Undergraduate Students (White vs Colored Students), since a lot of the research has been done with White students. In the past, I have worked on projects involving the effect of the media on behaviors towards Muslims in a post 9/11 world, and I also worked on projects.


I presented a poster and a PowerPoint presentation in two CUNY Research days.


Teaching Assistant (F'17): GLOBL 1 - Global History, Culture, and Ideology

Teaching Assistant (W'18): GLOBL 104 - Global Diasporas