My CV can be found here.
M.Teach, Institute of Education – University College of London
My Master of Teaching degree focused on the practical realm of education, focusing on the best practices associated with “how” to teach in a student-centered, intentional, goal-driven process.
These studies brought forth the importance of reflective practice, attentiveness to student lifeworlds, and multiple theories around cognition and learning.
MA Ed (Muslim Societies and Civilizations), Institute of Education – University College of London
My Master of Arts in Education degree focused on the content of an emerging curriculum developed by His Highness the Aga Khan for his Ismaili religious community. It focused on developing a keen awareness of Islamic history through a humanistic, civilizational, and normative approach. The program included field visits to Andalusia, Spain and Cairo, Egypt.
These studies emphasized the importance of pluralism, religious literacy, student voice, and the connection between education and democracy.
BA, McGill University (Political Science, World Religions, Philosophy)
My studies at McGill focused on Canadian constitutionalism and International Relations, Buddhism and Hinduism, and Existential Philosophy and Critical Theory.
In combination, my areas of concentration have led me to become a critical thinker with a solid humanities-based background. From this education, I became very interested in continental philosophy, existentialism, phenomenology, and post-colonial studies.
In addition to working with a community-based education initiative at ITREB Canada, I also have maintained professional interests and relationships with other organizations and partners
The Centre for Civic and Religious Literacy is committed to promoting the public
understanding of religious, non-religious, and indigenous communities across Canada.
As a Subject Matter Expert on Muslim Identities and communities, I assist various stakeholders (industry, educators, civil society organizations, etc.) to recognize and understand the plurality of the
religious, spiritual, and secular identities found in our communities.
After my experience working in international development in the education sector, I volunteer with the AKFC’s Speaker Bureau to give presentations on my experience working abroad and share the many important contributions that Canada has made to creating progress and alleviating poverty in the developing world
Through the AKFC’s International Management Fellowship program, I was placed for eight months in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania where I worked as a research fellow at the Aga Khan University – Institute for Educational Development doing qualitative research work on the impact of the university’s Master of Arts program on their graduates. This research was utilized in soliciting donor contributions and the widen the awareness of the role that AKU-IED plays in improving and strengthening education systems in East Africa.
State of Formation
Former contributing scholar to “State of Formation” (SoF), an offshoot of the Journal of Interreligious Studies. SoF provides a platform for individuals to speak about religion and ethics in their everyday lives. It emphasizes the lived experience of individuals and promotes the disclosure of that experience to a wide multi faith audience. Click here for an example of one of my contributions.