2009 Young People For Fellow, Ameenah Muhammed attended the University of Illinois, Chicago. Hoping eventually to practice medicine in underserved communities Ameenah was a pre-med student majoring in Sociology. Although Ameenah was originally Biology major she decided to switch her major to Sociology in order to be able to approach medicine with specific knowledge of and focus on patient care and relations. In addition to her passion for health and medicine Ameenah has been active with community organization, Inner City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) since high school, and is enthusiastic about working with youth in her community.