Zahra Ali




Paige Andrews

Placement Country: United States
Title: Development and Marketing Coordinator
Partner: Housing Works
Health equity means transforming existing systems so that they provide accessibility to resources, mobility, agency, and platforms for vulnerable and marginalized communities.

Zahra Ali was brought up in Toronto, Canada. She is an alumna of the University of Toronto, where she majored in diaspora and transnational studies. After graduating, Zahra worked in the fundraising departments of some of Canada’s largest arts organizations including Toronto International Film Festival and the Art Gallery of Ontario. She then jumped into the health sector, building on her interest in improving health systems through philanthropy and community work. She recently coupled this work with a graduate certificate in fundraising and resource development from Georgian College. Zahra has a deep interest in identity structures, diasporic communities, and the cultures that manifest from them. Outside of her professional life, you can catch her in an art space supporting local artists or rummaging through a thrift store.