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Aaliya serves as the NCCM’s Program Coordinator, developing guides and collaborative programming to empower Canadian Muslims to know their rights in academic and professional spaces across Canada. Prior to joining the organization, she completed her Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning through which she studied the effects of Islamophobia on land-use policies.

Aaliya has a background in Political Science and Communication Studies and has worked extensively in the field of combating violence against women. She has also worked as a community organizer creating and facilitating programming around racial and social justice.