Zahra is a public interest designer and urbanist, focused on shifting power to people who are underrepresented in decision-making processes. Her work has focused on participatory and community-led approaches to policy, infrastructure, and service design. Prior to Monumental, she built and led Doblin Canada (Deloitte’s Human-Centred Design practice), focusing on engaging diverse sets of stakeholders to use human-centred design to address complex organizational challenges. Zahra built and led one of Canada’s first social design studios, working with communities to co-design towards better social outcomes and leading some of Canada’s most ambitious participatory infrastructure and policy programs. She has taught at OCADU, MoMA, and is currently an Adjunct Professor and Urbanist-in-Residence at the School of Cities at the University of Toronto. She is the Board Chair for Park People, and a board member for the Canadian Urban Institute and the Toronto Arts Council.