Zahra interest in cancer begun two and a half years ago, and since then has been on a mission to bridge the gap between alternative methods of treating cancer and traditional chemotherapies and radiation. She has a graduate degree from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, in International Policy and will be received her MPH from NYU in May 2013. Zahra spent some time at the United Nations Population Fund, where she wrote the global evaluation on HIV/AIDS for young people.
Zahra was born in Kenya, and attended high school in Tanzania. She is trilingual, and is fortunate enough to travel home at least once a year, if not more.