Zahra joined Year Here from Share Community, a London charity committed to improving outcomes for adults with mild to moderate disabilities. She worked on designing and creating resources to facilitate independent living skills amongst autistic adults, linking service users with social enterprises, and working one-to-one with higher needs service users to determine their complex needs and offer more tailored support.
Zahra completed a BEng in Medical Materials at Queen Mary, University of London. Her primary focus was to reduce inefficiencies by finding ways to make services more integrated and personalised for patients. Zahra also spent time volunteering in rural Tanzania with Raleigh international, supporting young entrepreneurs with building microbusinesses.