Shifra Khan

I moved to Toronto from کراچی Pakistan when I was 12 years old, and turned 18 on New Year's 2021. I switched to self-paced online high-school two years ago and will be graduating this year + taking a gap year instead of going to university.

I'm currently building Faiza.Chat. Most recently, I was on a team building a maternal mortality public health intervention with the Jigawa State Governemnt in Nigeria. Prior to that, I was a Data Analyst at CIBC, one of Canada's largest banks, feature engineering on the Advanced Analytics team. I have also been the youngest intern at KPMG Canada, building an internal tool for the Cyber Risk team. I’ve also controlled a 3D-printed car with my brainwaves.

Disclaimer The blurb above is a snapshot of the stuff I’ve done in the last few years. It is not a full reflection of my life or my inner experience. I have failed innumerably more times than I’ve done anything “cool” or “legit”. When I have done something, it’s usually been because someone way smarter than me was willing to take a bet on me and interested in my growth. I am forever thankful to all the people that have helped — from my mentors, to one-off coffee chats. I remember and am grateful for all of you!

Hopefully, I’m currently nowhere near having reached my full potential. I certainly don’t feel as if I am. I’m still growing and still learning, and will inevitably fail quite a bit in my pursuits.

I hope I continue to love myself regardless.