Rania Ahmed is an urban thinker who values utilizing data-driven research to deliver initiatives that ensure socio-economic well-being of disfranchised communities. She holds a M.A. in Urban Affairs from the University of San Francisco and a B.S. in Urban Planning from Cairo University in Egypt. Rania is an alumnus of the 2012 Wellesley College’s cohort of Women in Public Service Project (WPSP), and a Stanford University’s Women in Data Science (WiDS) Ambassador since 2018.
Rania is also an alumnus of the 2019 Alliance for Boys and Men of Color (ABMoC) Data Science Fellowship, supported by California Funders for Boys and Men of Color and Tableau Software. One of her favorable projects was map production for the book Cairo, Center in Movement. As the Research Director at Urban Strategies Council, Rania brings compassion into utilizing the power of data analysis to develop policy recommendations for the public good in the San Francisco Bay Area.