Zahra is received a dual degree in Criminology, Law, and Justice and Mathematics & Computer Science at The University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to Urdu, she is also fluent in Gujarati, Hindi, and Arabic. She has spent time abroad including Yemen where she worked at a hospital and taught English at a local school. Zahra works at the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at UIC and is the Chicago City Lead for Pakathon. Her interests include traveling, cooking, and playing sports.