Shefaza Esmail is a PhD student in the School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability in the Faculty of Environment. Her research is focused on the diversion of urban organic waste and use of compost as a soil amendment in Tanzania in an effort to increase urban soil resilience for food production. Shefaza is currently completing the Certificate in University Teaching through the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE).
Shefaza has experience working as a teaching assistant in the Faculty of Environment for eight terms and has had the opportunity to instruct undergraduate-level courses as both a co-instructor and a sessional instructor. Shefaza is passionate about teaching and has actively incorporated interactive teaching techniques learned through CTE into her classes. As a Teaching Assistant Workshop Facilitator, Shefaza is eager to share these experiences and learnings to her fellow educators.