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Professional Summary

Recently named by CBC as one of top 8 Muslim Youth making an impact in Canada, Seher is an award-winning advocate for inclusive democracy, a community mobilizer, and public speaker who’s deeply passionate about civic engagement.


Currently, Seher is leading the country’s very first national non-partisan voter engagement campaign out of Ryerson’s Democratic Engagement Exchange. As part of this campaign, Seher has travelled coast-to-coast to deliver voter engagement trainings to community-based organizations across the country and convened the Canadian Vote Coalition, the first campaign of its kind. Prior to this, Seher was a Program Manager for the flagship DiverseCity Fellows program at CivicAction. Seher also has experience working in the refugee and resettlement sector as the Partnerships & Community Engagement Manager at Lifeline Syria, as well as at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.


In her free time, Seher hosts a podcast called The Second Generation, which highlights experiences of second generation immigrants/millennials.


Seher brings to the table tact, versatility, and is known as an excellent relationship builder with a talent for communications (writing + public speaking), stakeholder management, community mobilizing, and policy.


Public Speaking  Writing  Facilitation  Program Design    Stakeholder Engagement    Campaign Management  Research  Policy

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Professional Experience

2019 - Present

National Manager, Stakeholder Engagement (VOTE2019), Ryerson University

Leading Canada's first national non-partisan voter engagement campaign. In this role, I manage a total of 10 staff, including 6 staff across Canada.

2017 - 2019

Program Manager - DiverseCity Fellows, CivicAction

Oversaw all elements of program design, delivery and evaluation including participant recruitment, stakeholder management, partnership building, and program communications for three cohorts of Fellows.

2015 - Present

Founding Member, The Canadian-Muslim Vote

During my 4+ years working closely with the founding team at TCMV, I have been involved as an outreach volunteer, community mobilizer, Executive Director (2016), Board member (2017) and most recently as a Strategic Advisor.


Manager, Partnerships & Community Engagement, Lifeline Syria

Led Lifeline Syria's government relations strategy, media relations, and developed and oversaw Lifeline Syria's volunteer program, including managing a team of 20 administrators.


Communications & Project Coordinator, HC Link

Collaborated with 15+ service providers across Ontario to deliver a resiliency program for at-risk youth. Led communications strategy that resulted in record-high website views. Designed online and print marketing materials.


Humanitarian Response Branch Intern, United Nations (Geneva)

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Masters in Global Affairs, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Vice-Chair, University of Toronto Governing Council

Student Represented, MGA Student Association

Honours Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto

Double Major: International Relations and Ethics, Society & Law

Recipient of Gordon Cressy Leadership Award


Coming soon.

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