Mohamed Abdi received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration with a Minor in Business Management from California State University Dominguez Hills. He holds a master’s degree in Postsecondary Educational Leadership from San Diego State University (SDSU) and is currently pursuing his second masters in education with a Concentration in Counseling with a Certificate of Trauma-Informed Care and Mental Health Recovery at San Diego State University. Since 2017, Mohamed has been working as a research associate with Community College Equity Assignment Lab (CCEAL) at SDSU. His contributions include reports that shed light on inequities in education in school throughout California. He co-authored in the report “Five Critical Facts Outside Looking in: Suspension as a form of exclusion in San Diego County,” focusing on disciplinary practices in San Diego County for Black males. Mohamed has an immense interest focus on academic research, counseling, and the relational interaction between students and educators.