Amal Ahmed


Evanston, IL/ Dallas Texas

Amal Ahmed

Student journalist with an interest in environmental and energy reporting

Editor in Chief of Al Bayan Magazine at Northwestern University

Misplaced Texan and Pie Enthusiast


Ask NBN Episode 1: How many bananas do we eat at NU, and where do they come from?

The first episode of a podcast I created and launched with NBN. Every week, we answer random questions about life at Northwestern.
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NU students stand in solidarity with Mizzou

Approximately 150 to 200 students attended NU's solidarity event. At the gathering, black students spoke about their experiences at Northwestern, voicing the pain they feel from national headlines and events, such as those that transpired at Mizzou and Ferguson – and the apathy that often follows from university administrators and fellow students.
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Your move, Colbert: keeping the momentum going for a fossil-free NU

Could Stephen Colbert convince Northwestern to divest its holdings in coal companies?
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Madame President

Hillary Clinton wants to break the nation's highest glass ceiling- but what's at stake for college students?
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Amal Ahmed

I'm currently a student at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, pursuing minors in environmental policy and Middle East and North African studies.

I have always loved writing, and as a journalist I love telling people's stories. I love learning new things and meeting people I never would have crossed paths with otherwise.

Currently, I'm a writer and editor for North by Northwestern's website. It's an award-winning, student-run publication which covers all aspects of campus life. I'm also an editor, writer and illustrator for Al Bayan Magazine, the Muslim Student Association's award-winning print magazine.

In the past, I've also written for the Dallas Morning News as a Student Voices columnist, and I spent a year on my high school's newspaper staff. I've even dabbled in coding, and I know enough HTML and CSS to get by.

For more information about my work experience and skills, you can download my resume or visit my LinkedIn profile.



  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Reporting, Writing
  • Transcribing
  • Copy Editing
  • Video Editing
  • Photo Editing
  • Microsoft Office
  • Organization
  • podcasting
  • Infographics