Zara is a Muslim-Canadian youth focused on youth engagement, newcomer and immigrant involvement, and event planning. She immigrated from Pakistan and is currently studying Biology and Psychology at the University of Victoria (UVic). She has been involved in Fresh Voices and was awarded the Cross-Cultural Dialogue award in 2016, involved in the initiation of Equitas’s Speaking Rights platform and a member of the City of Victoria’s Youth Council 2016 – 2018. She is the Youth & Sports Director of the local mosque, a member of Vancouver Foundations LEVEL advisory and Vice-President of UVic’s Muslim Student Association. Zara is the lead for TIP’s youth engagement priorities, including youth-informed frameworks for racial, gender and climate equity, inter-generational partnerships and capacity development.