Reporter | Minneapolis Public Schools
Faiza Mahamud is an education reporter covering Minneapolis Public Schools, the state's third-largest school district. Previously, she was a reporter and associate editor at Mshale, the largest African community newspaper in Minnesota. Since joining the Star Tribune, Mahamud has covered immigrant communities, city government and neighborhoods.
Mahamud graduated from Augsburg University in Minneapolis with a bachelor's degree in journalism and women's studies and a minor in chemistry. She also received extensive journalism training from United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya, where she worked as a student radio reporter. Currently, Mahamud is pursuing a master's degree at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She is passionate about domestic and foreign affairs and enjoys interacting with people from different cultures and religious backgrounds.
Recent content from Faiza Mahamud
The Minneapolis school district has launched a new program to combat an acute bus-driver shortage, offering paid training, mentorship and career opportunities to entice job…
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Classroom aides, other employees negotiating a new district contract.
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