Zaheen was born in Bangladesh and has cultural and ancestral roots from that land. Her family migrated and settled in unceded Algonquin Territory (Ottawa) which is where she grew up for most of her life, and she is now currently residing in Dish with One Spoon Treaty Territory (Tkaronto/Toronto). As a settler of colour with a diasporic experience, she deeply values CRE’s commitment to Indigenous youth communities and their work towards reconciliation. She is honoured to be able to practice her professional interests in finance and accounting through a social justice and decolonial lens. In her spare time she enjoys food, music, fitness/sports and spending quality time with her family and friends.