Raafia Siddiqui is a second-generation Pakistani Canadian Muslimah excited by the idea of bringing people together, from different walks of life, to build healthier, resilient, self-sustaining communities that take care of all their members. She has previously worked on local food security projects with grassroots organizations in Toronto, including Low Income Families Together (LIFT) and Malvern Family Resource Centre (MFRC).
She is currently a board member with Auntie Amal Community Centre which provides support to refugees in the GTA. She holds a Masters degree in Global Health from McMaster University and is now completing her medical degree at McMaster University. Her aim as a health professional in-training is to treat people for more than just their medical conditions by empowering them to transform the environments in which they live. She also loves to spend time with her family and friends, discussing everything from social justice and feminism to memes and movies.