Due to complications with her health, she took some time off from school, and this allowed her to understand the difficulties faced by individuals who have prolonged medical conditions and the stigma around seeking and receiving help. As a trained first aid volunteer, practicing since March 2008, Zafreen understands that prevention is key to avoid injuries and deter major health episodes. She is excited to return to Ottawa, bringing with her the same passion she found in The Encounters With Canada program. Canada has been Zafreen's home for the past 10 years and she looks forward to participating in this event.
Zafreen is studying Anthropology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.