Azra Lakhani is an Aga Khan Academy graduate (2014) and is pursuing Biochemistry and Psychology at University of Victoria, British Columbia. She chose to “explore” her potential as a future biochemist at UVic as she was awarded a full scholarship ($90,000). Currently, she works as a Research Assistant at InnoTech Alberta, Vancouver Island Technology Park. InnoTech Alberta, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, was established to facilitate the conversion of applied research to economic, social and environmental benefits for Alberta (although she lives on the other side of the rockies!).
Prior to joining InnoTech Alberta, Azra worked as a Research Assistant in the Division of Medical Science at UVic. She is very passionate about medical science; however, she allows herself to be inspired to explore and discover other avenues.
Not only does she like giving back to the community, but also likes to be reminded of her roots. Azra recently completed her 1-year volunteer assignment as an Administrative Portfolio Lead for Aga Khan Academies Alumni Portal, where she not only assisted with the launch of the alumni portal, but also took part in its mentorship program.
In her spare time, Azra likes to brunch, travel, and learn new languages. Currently she is self-teaching American Sign Language! She believes French should be next on the list since we live in Canada!
Azra wishes to engage with, and invites thought leaders to challenge her, converse with her, and slog through the mud with her (not literally-because that would be awful!)