Nafeesa Fazel: Calgary Shepard

Nafeesa Fazel: Calgary Shepard

Nafeesa identifies strongly with the philanthropic aspects of Islam, and feels she can best build capacity in her community by educating herself and developing an archive of contacts and resources that she can then share. In line with this belief, she is currently pursuing a Specialization in Genetics, Physiology, and Psychology at the University of British Columbia, dedicating her time to research in critical care, and volunteering in impoverished communities to provide educational and medical support. Nafeesa is a zealous proponent in combatting stigma related to sexual and cultural diversity, and hopes to ensure that the futures of healthcare and education will be both comprehensive and inclusive.