Ayesha is a community organizer who is completing her studies in Sociology and NGO & Non Profit Studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. During her undergraduate career she also studied at Harvard University and the University of Geneva, where she was admitted into two programs: Harvard’s History and Archaeology field school that focused on Slave Trades, the African Diaspora and Slave Roots Tourism and University of Geneva’s Understanding Global Governance program. Ayesha has served as the Secretary on the Board of Directors for Human Concern International- a Canadian charity based in Ottawa, as well as the Director of Anti-Oppression at Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group- KPIRG. She is passionate about development and has participated in various forms of national/international volunteerism- including teaching at a school for Syrian refugees in Reyhanli, Turkey. She aspires to join the ranks of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, by offering a critical and intersectional feminist lens to the world of global diplomacy. She is an avid fan of Chimamanda Adichie, enjoys exploring beautiful British Columbia and loves tuning into social justice podcasts like “Another Round”.
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