Tanzina Ahmed is a Ph.D. candidate in the Human Development program at the Graduate Center CUNY, working under the supervision of Dr. Colette Daiute. Her research focuses on understanding how the long-term academic trajectories of community college students are influenced by their educational environments, relationship experiences, and academic activities. She also teach at Bronx Community College as a lecturer and lead workshops on Adolescent Development for the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development.