hi, i'm mohammad  

i like to create things with words (writing, research, policy), materials (wood, concrete, mixed media), computers (design, web development, code), and more. sometimes i share projects here.

i’m also interested in technology and social/environmental progress. i currently lead the policy implementation team for tiktok americas. previously, i helped develop and launch election, covid-19, and other product policies at google. before focusing on tech, i worked on economic development issues at a number of organizations, including the world bank where i was an adviser for several years. i spent that period of my career investigating causes of poverty and determinants of development.

my latest project is upglobe.com, a website that hosts the world's largest collection of impact-driven job, freelance, procurement, and funding listings. many opportunities in sectors like humanitarian assistance are either difficult to find or hidden behind cost prohibitive paywalls. Those barriers exacerbate information asymmetries that drive inefficiencies and inequities, and ultimately undermine outcomes. i built upglobe to confront a small part of that problem with the hope that it enables individuals from around the world to more readily identify and compete for opportunities.

i try to update this website periodically. to get in touch, send me an email.