Tasneem Zaman

When Tasneem was younger she was enraptured by National Geographic in learning about animals, their habitats, and the profound diversity of our planet. She grew a deep appreciation of the importance of wildlife and ecosystems on the balance and harmony of the earth. This was further sparked throughout her childhood as she grow up with animals whom taught her empathy and compassion. Through volunteering she has been committed to raising awareness around sustainability, animal protection, and environmental responsibility. In university, she created the first presence of World Wildlife Fund in Calgary through collaborating with the Students Union at the University of Calgary and World Wildlife Fund Canada.  The club received the award of being the most active campus club across Canada raising over $6000 in two years for endangered animals and their habitats.

She is currently working as a Youth Counsellor for The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth, supporting refugee and newcomer youth in their settlement journeys to Calgary. She completed a Bachelor of Social Work and is interested in exploring the intersectionality of climate change on social welfare and learning more about green social work. On her spare time, you can find her cuddling with her dog, working out, or trying to learn Korean through watching Korean dramas and listening to Korean music.