I am currently employed as the Project Coordinator for SAWC’s “There is no Honour in Killing Women and Children”, a research and resource development project funded by Status of Women Canada. In addition, I am currently pursuing a second Masters in Public Policy Administration at York University.
I also hold a Masters' in Anthropology from Carleton University, where my thesis focused on gender (ed) development in post- conflict situations. My research included two months of intensive fieldwork that took me to Sri Lanka’s Vanni district.
In 2012, I was lucky enough to be chosen to be one of 25 women throughout Canada to be a part of the first inaugural Canadian Women’s Foundation – Leadership Institute which builds the capacity of young emerging female leaders to fill future leadership positions.
My nomination was recognized for my strengths in creativity; organizational discipline; and effective leadership, communication, and motivational skills which has continued to lead her to be a facilitator of community organizing in Canada. As an established writer, speaker and a community organizer, I have made a significant contribution to address issues related to women, particularly marginalized and at- risk communities through my work with both government and non-government agencies, academic journal publication, conference presentations and community sessions.
My areas of interest and Research are:
- Towards analysis of interrelated ideas of migration, settlement and mobility, social and economic:
- Immigration policy and effect on families and newcomers
- Social and economic mobility of racialized immigrants
- Feminization of poverty and immigration
- Human trafficking
- Other areas of interests include
- Social, Economical and infrastructural development in post conflict zone
- Identity and Diaspora politics – conception of home and role of Diaspora in global politics