Co-President, Knowledge Integration Student Society, University of Waterloo
Zainab Ramahi knows how to seize the moment. She is pursuing a joint honours undergraduate degree in Knowledge Integration and Political Science with a minor in History at the University of Waterloo. In 2010, while still a high school student, she was named one of the Waterloo Record's 40 Under 40 and currently serves on the boards of the YWCA- KW and Muslim Social Services.
Over the past year, Zainab has worked with senior teachers and members of the school administration at the American School of Palestine (ASP) in West Bank, to challenge the borders of scholarship at ASP and to encourage students to champion their own learning. Zainab is the project architect for Studio Impact, a curriculum development project that aims to train diverse groups of middle and high school students that have been identified as ‘disengaged’ in the language of systems thinking and community-oriented citizenship.
“By 2030, I hope students develop an understanding of how they fit into and can affect change in their local and global communities,” she says.