Saad is a journalism major at Northwestern University in Qatar, with a minor in Middle East Studies. During his time in the Gulf, Saad has reported extensively on blue collar workers from South Asia and East Africa. His work takes a special interest on the impact of migration and government policy on the health, identity, and mental well-being of these workers. In 2019, Saad was selected as a mental health journalism fellow for the Carter Center. In his free time, Saad likes to tinker with old cameras, drink chaaye, and reminisce about Pakistan.