Heliya Mirshahi  has a passion of backpacking around the world and immersing herself in different cultures and languages. She is proudly fluent in English, French, Farsi and American Sign Language, and strives to adopt more languages. She completed a B.A of honours with a major in History and double minor in English and American Sign Language at Carleton University. In 2017, she completed her B.Ed at the University of Ottawa and became a certified teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers.