Shaakira Raheem is a wellness practitioner and advocate whose work explores developing critical literacy, positive body and self-image, emotional intelligence and self-actualization among youth and adults. She completed her Masters of Science in Education at the University of Pennsylvania in 2017, and her 200hr yoga teacher training through YogaWorks in 2019. Shaakira has worked in holistic education for over ten years. Her interests focus on international education and cross-cultural relations. She has worked in independent schools in both Canada and the United States. An advocate for international student mobility, and cross cultural education, she is the product of her work after studying and working in Ghana, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Palestine, the Dominican Republic, and Tanzania through various global organizations, and fellowships including a Fulbright Hayes Fellowship, Boren Scholarship and working for the United States State Department. Her interests in education, individual and community development have led her to launch a wellness initiative.