The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship selected UNM student Sall Ryan Ahmadian to represent New Mexico at the 2020 College Student Congress.

The summer program in public policy selects 51 rising college seniors, representing each state and the District of Columbia, to learn about the dynamics of the policy process through an experiential and immersive curriculum. Students engage with lawmakers, academics, government relations experts, policy advisors and other leaders to explore the challenges of formulating comprehensive public policy.

Sall Ahmadian is a junior at The University of New Mexico, studying English and Political Science. He is originally from Clovis, NM and has previously interned with the State Legislature, U.S. House of Representatives and 2nd Judicial District Attorney's Office. Sall also interned at the Office of Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Lujan through the Fred Harris U.S. Congressional Washington D.C. Internship, coordinated by the UNM Political Science Department. He is a recipient of UNM Presidential Scholarship, and is an Honors College student. He hopes to pursue a law degree and a career in criminal law.

"It's humbling to be selected to represent New Mexico at this year's Henry Clay Center College Student Congress,” Ahmadian said. “This would not have been possible without the support of mentors like Dr. Faubion and opportunities like the Fred Harris Congressional Internship. I look forward to representing Lobos."

Ahmadian loves all things politics. He usually spends his free time trying to figure out how the world works, running or just playing with his dog. Ahmadian is excited to attend the Henry Clay Center's College Student Congress this summer from May 11 to May 22, 2020.