From a very young age, Saad’s parents instilled in him the importance of education. At the age of 10, Saad and his family migrated to United States. Raised in Flint, Michigan, Saad experienced a decline in the quality of education due to lack of funding. While his parents worked odd jobs to make ends meet, Saad enrolled at the University of Michigan-Flint to study biology. During his sophomore year, Saad began working for a nonprofit that provided assistance in housing, rent, utilities, food and job training. When his co-worker noticed his interaction with young inner-city clients, she encouraged him to look into education programs where he could impact many lives. Saad decided that even though he did not have a background in education, he would apply. Saad was accepted as a 2013 Teach For America corps member in Connecticut.
After a year of teaching high school biology and anatomy, Saad sought ways to change the school environment, which was steeply declining. After being a member of Educators for Excellence the following year, Saad decided to apply to be a part of a School Climate Committee. After months of research and planning, Saad and his team members were able to present recommendations to the New Haven Board of Education. Realizing the impact E4E had on education policy, Saad decided he wanted to take on a bigger role in this organization and became an outreach director in New York.