Somed is a graduate student at Dalhousie University where he is currently completing his MA in International Development Studies. He is writing his dissertation on the impact of gender roles on women’s food security in northern Ghana. Somed graduated from the Bachelor of Journalism Honours at King’s, where he also specialized in investigative journalism. He is originally from northern Ghana where he also founded a small NGO to promote girls education in a region where many young girls do not get chances to go to school. Somed likes playing and watching soccer, and is a huge fan of Manchester United.