Zara earned a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University with a double major in Political Science and International Development and a minor in Marketing. She initially worked as a Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator for a retail company in Montreal. Zara then moved to Toronto to begin working as a Senior Marketing Coordinator at the head office of a national child care company where she developed and executed the company’s digital marketing strategy.

Outside the office, Zara is passionate about helping others and currently volunteers for the MLSE Foundation, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Aga Khan Foundation and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.   She loves spending time with her family and is an avid basketball fan.