“My desire in life is to strive for equitable medical opportunities for women and people of color who are denied preventive access and opportunities due to their race and gender.”
Grade: Junior in Kissimmee, Florida
Roots & Shoots History: One year with Roots & Shoots
Roots & Shoots Group: STEMchats
Mahir is a Junior in Kissimmee, Florida. This is his first year on the National Youth Leadership Council. Mahir’s favorite Roots & Shoots project is the work he does with STEMchats, which focuses on creating equitable educational opportunities for students and minorities who do not have access to STEM education. Specifically, he writes the Politics X STEM section, which allows readers to educate themselves with unbiased political news. Mahir is also passionate about equitable education, equal medical opportunities, gun control, climate change, and minority rights. In his spare time, Mahir participates in several honor society programs, advocates for minorities within his community, and enjoys spending time with his family.