Asma Bala has completed a Masters in Religion and Culture from Wilfrid Laurier University. Her recent research focus has been on religion and public policy, namely the relationship that exists between diverse Muslim communities and state authorities. She has earned certifications in Critical Muslim Studies through the University of Granada, and Genocide and Human Rights Studies through the Zoryan Institute (and the University of Toronto).
Currently, she is responsible for community outreach for a member of Provincial parliament and has also interned in the Office of the Premier of Ontario, working on diverse community outreach. As a long time activist, Asma has worked on the boards of Muslim Students’ Association National, the Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals and various community and political initiatives.