Zena is a third year postgraduate dental student at the University of Western Australia.
She has been involved in multiple areas of the community including as a member of the Access Department at UWA, advocating and representing students with chronic illness, disability and mental illness. She is also volunteer with PennyAppeal Australia, a not-for-profit organisation working in over 30 crisis-hit countries worldwide, and a speaker with BeyondBlue sharing her own personal story about mental illness.
Zena has also been heavily involved in the Perth poetry scene making it to the finals of the WA Poetry Slam in 2017 as well as performing at the MYAWA Eid Dinner in 2018.
Zena has recently returned to her birth religion (Islam) as a revert and is a vocal activist and advocate for women in Islam and mental health within the Muslim community.