Ahed Festuk, an activist from Aleppo, Syria, was one of Syria's pioneer women demonstrators. When the war erupted, she worked as a paramedic on the frontlines, and remained in Aleppo's rebel-held side until late November 2015.
Festuk also joined several local organizations, helping them provide humanitarian relief and raising funds to expand their efforts. Simultaneously, she became a member of the ancillary staff of the Aleppo local council.
Before seeking asylum in America in 2016, Festuk was contracted to train hostile-environment and first aid responders inside Aleppo.
In 2019, she joined the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees as Manager of Humanitarian Relief and is a prominent member of the Syrian Women's Political Movement.