Welcome to my corner of the internet!
I am Faiaz and I am passionate about learning, social impact, improving public policies and communicating how policies impact the lives of people. My defining values are curiosity, collaboration, and compassion. In fall 2022, I will join the School of Global Policy and Strategy at University of California San Diego (UCSD) as a Dean's Fellow to pursue my Master's in Public Policy (MPP) degree.
Most recently, I worked as an analyst for the public sector consulting team at MNP. Previously, I worked for different public sector organizations, from the United Nations to the municipal government of the Town of Hinton in Alberta, Canada. I believe in the vital role that public and non-profit organizations play in defining the quality of life for people in our communities.
Currently, I am on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) people. Having lived and worked in three continents, I enjoy meeting new people, visiting novel places and learning about diverse cultures and their histories. Outside of work, you can find me catching up with friends, reading voraciously, listening to podcasts, running long distances, hiking beautiful trails, or writing for my blog.