Samiha Rayeda

Samiha Rayeda was born in Sylhet, Bangladesh and moved to Toronto with her family when she was 5. Now in her fourth year at Carleton University, she is majoring in Law and Human Rights and minoring in History. Her activist work focuses on a wide variety of issues, including promoting free post-secondary education, fighting Islamophobia and empowering Muslim communities, working in solidarity with Palestine, and spreading anti-oppressive attitudes to her community. She also enjoys reading up on post-colonial Bangladeshi feminism and doing any sort of large-scale organizing around a cause she can get passionate about.

She is happiest when she’s busy, so she currently sits on the board of directors at OPIRG-Carleton, is an executive with the Carleton Muslim Student’s Association, and is a member of Students Against Israeli Apartheid on top of being a full-time student. In her free time she can be found either watching re-runs of The Office on Netflix or sleeping.