Soraya Parwani is in her final year at the University of British Columbia, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics. She is the Vice President of Communications for the Asia Pacific Foundations Youth Council. Her most recent projects include being a delegate at the "Canada and Peacekeeping" event hosted by World Vision, and a youth delegate for the "Youth as Peace Builders" forum hosted by the United Nations Association in Canada. Soraya has previously done internships in Afghanistan at The Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies and Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. Her work has been featured in a number of media outlets including The Diplomat, and Eurasia Review.