Kanwal Ahmed

Hometown: Round Rock, Texas
University: UT Austin UTeach Natural Sciences
Teaching Interest: High School Biology

Having gone through the current education system, Kanwal says change is necessary. She wants to be a role model for her students, especially those who have faced discrimination for reasons they cannot control, such as their race or socioeconomic status. She wants to provide plentiful support and resources to ensure equity in schools. 

Kanwal is particularly passionate about science and is excited to share her knowledge with her students, and show them the opportunities available for all of them in the science field. She wants her students to understand how diverse and inclusive science can be. She says, although there are stereotypes surrounding this field, you don’t have to be from a certain background or look a certain way to be a scientist. She wants to use her influence as a teacher to provide equity and inclusion in the field of teaching and science.

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