Simran is a racialized settler from Ambala, Punjab in Northern India who has been settled on the stolen and occupied Coast Salish territories of the xwməθkwəy əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səlílwəta (Tsleil-Waututh) nations for 21 years. Her involvement in community work as a young woman of color continues to lead her to learn from a range of lived experiences - including her own - regarding social issues that impact the communities around her. She is interested in building her capacity in relation to process-based and & translation work to support folks to do what they do best! She also works as the Organizational Strategist & Operations Co-Lead at PeerNetBC. She is currently enrolled in SFU's Contemplative Inquiry & Approaches in Education MEd program under the Curriculum and Instruction Division. She is passionate about unlearning and relearning how to show up for frontline communities and looks forward to bringing her lived experiences to her work at IICRD. Beginning at the organization as an administrative assistant in January 2021, Simran transitioned into the role of Co-Executive Director (Operations) in the Spring of 2022. With renewed inspiration in this new role, she is excited to support and elevate the work of IICRD's international community in more and different ways.
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