Anum is a writer, editor, and an empathy & compassion cultivation facilitator. With roots in India, Pakistan, the Middle East, and Canada, she is passionate about the fluid interrelation of cultures and perspectives and is a strong advocate of social justice and reform. She studied political science and history at the University of Toronto. Her work is rooted in the belief of a metaphysical alignment of the core human values of empathy and compassion.
Anum is an active member of the Charter for Compassion through which she focuses on engaging more youth in compassionate actions. She is a Level II Facilitator of the Compassionate Integrity Training Program (Center for Compassion Integrity & Secular Ethics), a Social Emotional & Ethical Learning Facilitator (Emory University), and a Crossing Borders Education Facilitator. Anum spearheaded the CIT for Educators in South Asia, CIT for Educators in Africa, and CIT for Young Changemakers programs, as well as the CIT Facilitator Trainings for UNESCO | MGIEP. She continues to facilitate compassion based education trainings across the globe.