Amaad was born and raised in Springfield, MA. He has spent his career advancing progressive public policy and advocating for his community. He previously held positions  as the Director of Housing Policy at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, a Program Officer for The Massachusetts Service Alliance, where he managed an $11 million portfolio, and most recently the State Policy Director for United States Senator Ed Markey.

In 2011, he served as a Springfield City Councilor where he championed an anti-foreclosure ordinance to protect homeowners from predatory banks, stopped a biomass plant that would have posed a long-term public health problem, and expanded access to city services for non-English speakers.

Amaad received his undergraduate degree at Bentley University and a masters degree in education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.