Ahmed Farah


Ahmed Farah - 2024 NLC Kentucky Fellow

Ahmed Farah, a Somali refugee in the U.S. since age 17, brings a unique/diverse global perspective, having lived in 5 countries across 3 continents. Ahmed is fluent in Arabic, English, and Somali. As a dedicated programs manager and community researcher in Louisville, Kentucky, Ahmed specializes in immigrant and refugee services, youth advocacy, and leadership. Ahmed spends his time making his city more welcoming for immigrants and refugees. Actively contributing to his community, he serves on nonprofit boards like the Fairness Campaign, South Louisville Community Ministries, and LUCE. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Louisville, Ahmed holds a Bachelor’s in Social Work (2019) and a Master’s of Science in Social Work (2021). Recognized for his impactful contributions, he received the Critical Thinker Award (2019) and the JFCS Mosaic Award (2023-24). Beyond his advocacy, Ahmed enjoys quality time with his wife and two children, exploring parks and museums.