Board of Education, District 5


High School:

Raaheela Ahmed attended Prince George’s County Public Schools from K-12. She graduated from the Science and technology Program at Eleanor Roosevelt High School with a 4.0+cumulative GPA.

Throughout her schooling at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Raaheela involved herself in several activities: the Recording Technology Program (2 years), the Science and Technology Mentoring Society (1 year) and the Girl’s Rugby Team (3 years). In her senior year however, she exhibited her passion for service through leading three organizations as President: the National Honor Society (1 year), Students Against Destructive Decisions (3 years), and the Do Something Club (2 years), a community service organization which she founded. She interned at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research during her senior year as well.

During the summer after graduation, Raaheela spent her time mentoring fellow peers in calculus and physics at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. She also launched a business venture with a group of other students called SendwithMe. In previous summers, Raaheela volunteered with the Ayesha & Ali Padder Foundation at a free medical clinic in Laurel, MD. From each organization Raaheela has been a part of, she has learned valuable lessons about leadership, people, and the community.

Raaheela graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park as an honors student with a B.S. in Finance and a B.A. in Economics. As a student, Raaheela has worked a number of campus jobs, including being a Fellows Ambassador for the business school and a teaching a Teaching Assistant for an online engineering/entrepreneurship class entitled ENES140: Discovering New Ventures.
Raaheela is (or has been) a part of a number of academic-based programs on campus:

  1. Omicron Delta Kappa, National Co-Ed Leadership Fraternity
  2. Hinman CEOs Technology Entrepreneurship Program
  3. Emerging CFOs Fellows Program
  4. Byrd Undergraduate Initiative on Leadership Development (BUILD)
  5. Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program
  6. Maryland Internship Program

She has also attended and/or facilitated a number of conferences during her time at the University of Maryland, held at locations across the United States:

  1. The LeaderShape Institute
  2. MOSAIC Diversity and Leadership Retreat
  3. ACC Leadership Conference
  4. CIBER Case Challenge
  5. Maryland Leadership Conference
  6. Turtle Camp

Raaheela is currently an Advisory Associate with the Global Public Sector at Grant Thornton LLP. She provides financial management services to federal clients; the most current being the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service. She has developed proficiency in obligation management, purchase card management, audit services and automation transformation. 

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