Shiza Farid works with the Universal Access Project (UAP) team. Shiza supports UAP’s efforts on the UN-led post-2015 process, including designing and implementing a work plan to ensure sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and the rights and needs of adolescent girls are robustly integrated in the next development agenda. Additionally, she directly liaises with key UN partners, including UNFPA, leads UAP’s youth engagement work, and supports press fellowship to the field. She also provides overall policy support to cross-cutting issues as needed. Before joining the Foundation, Shiza worked at the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Academy for Educational Development, and the European Union Parliament. She graduated from American University in May 2010 with a BA in International Relations and Economics. While at American, Shiza studied abroad in Brussels, Belgium. She speaks fluent Urdu and is proficient in French. While not working in the office, Shiza can be found running around D.C., trying new restaurants, and discovering new neighborhoods while working on her storytelling effort, the Person First Project.