Nusha Balram

Originally from Singapore, via Victoria, BC and Idyllwild, CA, Nusha originally moved to Vancouver to study. After completing a Bachelors in Asian Studies and a Masters in Asia-Pacific Policy Studies at UBC, she now both lives and works on campus. Nusha is interested in the social determinants of health, the impacts of colonialism, and fair democracy, among many other things. She has experience in frontline immigrant and refugee services, mental health and social justice research, and she is also a freelance photographer. In her spare time she is a singer in the Vancouver Peace Choir and a volunteer for Leadnow. Most importantly, Nusha is a young mother to a lovely five-year old, whose passions include traveling, film photography and learning about keeping our oceans safe.