Alumni Profile

elizabeth janiszewski ahmed

Elizabeth Janiszewski Ahmed

BLA 1991

Landscape Architecture

Elizabeth Janiszewski Ahmed, BLA 1991, is a vice president at AECOM, based out of Los Angeles. AECOM is an American multinational engineering firm that provides design, consulting, construction, and management services to a wide range of clients on every continent. AECOM is 87,000 professionals strong, where ideas get turned into icons. AECOM delivers clean water and energy; builds iconic skyscrapers; plans new cities; restores damaged environments; connects people and economies with roads, bridges, tunnels and transit systems; designs parks where children play; and helps governments maintain stability and security.

In her role as an executive, Elizabeth is in charge of connecting expertise across services, markets, and geographies to deliver transformative outcomes worldwide. Her work has taken her to many places around the globe with a five-year stay in Japan and, most recently, to India, Singapore, and China. She earned her MBA from Pepperdine’s University Graziadio Business School in Malibu. Elizabeth has been married to Saj Ahmed, a healthcare executive, for 13 years and has two children Maya and Grayson.