Ibrahim was born in Dallas, Texas and lived there for 11 years before moving to Oregon. His parents immigrated from Sudan a few months before he was born. He is a student at the Oregon Islamic academy and is involved in several local organizations. He started an initiative in which ethnic minority students in a Portland public school were given disposable cameras to express their cultures and identities through photography, and started a photography pen pal program with a local non-profit, Yo Ghana!. He is the coordinator of GPSEN’s (Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network) Youth Network, initiating local efforts to promote sustainability, including economic sustainability. Late in 2016 he presented on this Youth Network in Indonesia at the Global RCE Conference, a United Nations University initiative on Sustainable Development. He is also a youth adviser for the Young Leaders in Action of the World Affairs Council. Ibrahim has a passion for language learning and is fluent in Arabic.