Ziesman Ziesman, - Eastern Canada

Alia joined the team in 2016 as Relationship Manager after five years in the nonprofit and social services sector, including municipal government. She worked in Asia for two years, teaching English in South Korea, traveling extensively throughout the region (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, the Philippines, and China), and volunteering with abused elephants in Thailand’s tourism industry.

She is passionate about social justice, human rights, animal welfare, and education, and returned to Canada to pursue a Master’s degree with a focus on the experiences of South East Asian temporary foreign workers in Ontario’s agricultural system. Alia volunteers with immigrants and refugees in the Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership.