Raafia Shahid is a Government Relations Consultant at StrategyCorp. Prior to her current role, she worked as a Public Affairs Assistant at the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto where she built and maintained relationships with academic, cultural and non-profit organizations across Ontario. Working at the U.S. Department of State, Raafia led projects on diversity, inclusive technology, and cybersecurity. She is particularly proud of her efforts in increasing Consulate engagement with young leaders through relevant data-driven programming.
Raafia utilized her knowledge of Canadian, U.S. and international policy to lead strategic planning efforts at the Consulate. Working in coordination with her team, she created outreach initiatives informed by policy priorities and audience analysis.
Raafia is additionally involved in various volunteer initiatives around refugee resettlement and international development. Through her professional and volunteer work, she brings experience in public policy; fundraising; grants management; community engagement and program design and evaluation. Raafia holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Toronto from where she graduated in 2019.