Ayat Ibrahim is a Somali-Canadian born and raised in the nation's capital. She is a first year student at the University of Ottawa, studying Political Science. Last year, she was rewarded with the Canadian Women in Municipal Government Scholarship, which inspired her to continue her studies in politics. She is passionate about seeing the involvement of more women in colour within Canadian politics and hopes to add to that notion. Attending high school with a diverse group of students, sparked Ayat's passion to help new comers continue to feel welcome and safe in Canada.