Faiza is a PhD student at the University of Waterloo, in the Geography and Environmental Management department, Faculty of Environment. Her research uses Evolutionary Economic Geography to understand how rural communities in the Central Region of Ghana transition along new economic activities, and how they use their tourism resources to promote economic development. Faiza did her MSc in Rural Capacity Development and International Development Studies at the University of Guelph, and holds a BSc in Business Administration from Central University College Ghana.
Faiza’s teaching experience started outside the classroom, in community settings where she facilitated training workshops in rural communities of Ghana on different topics ranging from small business startups, education, health, and women’s reproductive health rights for four years. While at the University of Guelph, Faiza facilitated student workshops and tutorial sessions at the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development. Faiza has also given two guest lectures, held eight teaching assistant positions, and facilitated lab and tutorial sessions in the Geography department at the University of Waterloo. Faiza enjoys teaching and community based research, and she hopes to share her expertise with TA’s and to learn from other TA’s as well.