Mohammad A. Muntakim, 20, is a senior at Wayne State University studying public health. He intends to pursue a career in medicine with hopes of raising the standard of healthcare in his community. Muntakim graduated as a Valedictorian and a Gates Scholar from Cass Technical High School, where he delivered a commencement speech alongside Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Mohammad founded and currently leads Detroit Muslim Youth Council, bringing together Muslim students from across Detroit to help build a more inclusive and equitable city through education, advocacy, and service. He also serves as a Base Building Youth Organizer with 482Forward, an education justice organization focused on improving the educational landscape in Detroit. Additionally, Mohammad works as a research assistant for community research on health equity with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and serves as a clinical intern at HUDA Clinic, the largest free clinic in Michigan.
Mohammad is an alumnus of the Skillman Foundation’s President’s Youth Council.