Tahir Said received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in political science and government from Florida Atlantic University, where he also worked as graduate research and teaching assistant. He most recently worked in asset development at SBA Communications, focusing on creating and cleaning databases, competitor frequency maps, and marketing slicks. He hopes to work closely in the international development space and create an educational technology startup in the future to provide educational inclusion for all. Tahir is proficient in Swahili. He is originally from Mombasa, Kenya where he also played golf for the Kenya national team.