Meet Rashaan Ahmad from the Exponents Junior Board!

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am originally from Miami, FL and moved to New York about 5 years ago after graduating from the University of Miami where I majored in Economics. I currently work at JP Morgan Chase as a Senior Associate in their Capital Planning Group. I am of Guyanese descent and am immensely passionate about mental health and giving back to the community

Tell me how you first got involved with Exponents.

I first got involved with Exponents when I saw that the organization was looking to restart its Junior Board. As a young professional who strongly values creativity and community building, I saw the Junior Board as an opportunity to provide other young professionals with more exposure to the organization and to offer my expertise in fundraising and event planning.

What was your first impression of Exponents?

When I toured the agency, I was so impressed with the organization’s commitment to outreach and providing a wide variety of services across the spectrum relating to recovery services and mental health.

What do you wish other people knew about Exponents?

How amazing the people in this organization truly are! I’ve been involved in many organizations in different roles and capacities, but the commitment and dedication of the people within the organization really stands out to me.

Why are you supporting Exponents as opposed to other groups working on recovery services and mental health?

I support Exponents due to the client-driven nature of its programs. The organization is heavily focused on the needs of each individual and adjusts based on the specific circumstances and experiences of each person. I believe this approach proves most effective and speaks to the high retention and graduation rates from the program.  

What would you tell someone who is thinking about becoming involved with Exponents? 

Feel free to reach out and please get involved! We are doing amazing work and are always looking for other like-minded individuals who have a passion for helping others.

What do you do when you aren’t working?

I enjoy traveling more than anything. My favorite trip this year has been to Costa Rica. The food and culture were truly unique, and the views were breathtaking.

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