Shahzma Esmail

Shahzma Esmail (she/her) is a public interest designer, researcher, and strategist who solves problems using human-centered, iterative approaches. Driven by equity and pluralism, her goal is to deliver outcomes that improve people’s quality of life, especially for historically underserved and vulnerable groups.

Shahzma is curious about anti-racist, decolonized, trauma-responsive, and sustainable approaches. She currently works for the government of Ontario, having used design, digital, and data skills to lead change for policies, services, and people for over 10 years in the public service. Shahzma holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Environment and Sustainability from the University of Western Ontario.