Abdul Abdi is the Minneapolis School Board's District 1 representative for the northeast and southeast Minneapolis communities. He received his bachelor's degree in computer science from Metropolitan State University in 2002. He also has a range of business, IT, and leadership certifications. Abdul has over 20 years of professional experience in various roles. He has a track record of successfully leading diverse technical teams to address complex business and process challenges.
In addition to his professional achievements, Abdul is also a community organizer and skilled problem-solver. He and his family have lived in Northeast Minneapolis for the past 16 years, and his children have attended several schools in the area, including Waite Park Elementary, Pillsbury Elementary, Northeast Middle, and Edison High School.
Abdul is passionate about children's education. He firmly believes that all students deserve to receive a high-quality education. In the past, he actively participated in the District Parent Advisory Council, where he worked collaboratively with parents, teachers, school administrators, and the district to build trust and strengthen relationships within the school community.
In his free time, Abdul enjoys spending quality time with his family, engaging in activities such as reading, watching documentaries, and going for walks in parks.