Founder of Free Periods Canada and reproductive health researcher. Also a balcony gardener!
A staunch believer in equal access to healthcare for all, Zeba advocates for free access to menstruation care supplies. She founded Free Periods Canada in 2016, which is a grassroots non-profit organization in Vancouver, BC. Zeba is a proud Bangladeshi, who relocated to Canada in 2015 as an international student. Currently, Zeba is a member of the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction's Period Poverty Task Force in British Columbia and a graduate trainee at the Reproductive & Developmental Sciences program at UBC, and the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences. She is also the youngest board member of Options for Sexual Health, which is the largest network of sexual health clinics in BC. Her dedication to advocating for menstrual and healthcare equity has earned her the 2021 BC Community Achievement Award, 2019 Diana Award, as well as the International Community Achievement Award by UBC four times in a row.
At home, Zeba is a balcony gardener, painter and loves collecting board games.