Ahed took part in theater during middle school and then high school. During his college years at Virginia Tech, he was not able to devote as much attention to acting. As a young working professional in DC, he was able to find his way back to acting. A family friend persuaded him to play a part in an independent film and the rest is history. He has been involved in an independent film, Formula Phoenix, where he played the role of an antagonist. This led him to join a team for a satirical stage play. He looks forward to being able to explore different roles and characters as an actor for SAPAN\'s theater team. He works as an engineer in the tech industry and recently completed graduate school at The George Washington University. Furthermore, he has a passion for motorcycles, hiking, jogging, fast cars, non-fiction books, music, movies, food, gadgets, vintage watches and whatever else that is on his mind.
Jacob grew up in a musical family, learning Western classical piano since the age of 8. He later performed as principal oboist and English horn player in area and college orchestras. Jacob became fascinated by Indian music after performing bhangra and raas in high school and college, and formed the fusion band “HinJew Productions” with Bharath Krishnamurthy, a fellow SAPAN member, at the University of Virginia. The band performed at events in the DC metro area and were featured at a “A Jewish-Hindu Evening of Exploration,” an interfaith dialogue event at an area synagogue. Jacob’s passion for exploration led him to further engage with Indian culture and traditions while working on a grassroots development project through the American Jewish World Service outside Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Outside of his job as a consultant, Jacob enjoys learning languages, traveling, rock climbing, and occasional Lego building sessions.