Akilah joined SHN Foundation in February 2023 as a Marketing and Communications Coordinator.

Prior to arriving at SHNF, Akilah has always had a passion for Marketing & Communications since her early high school days, where she was a Communications Intern at a not-for-profit organization. Akilah then moved on to graduate from York University in 2021 with a Bachelor’s of Arts with Honours in  Communication Studies. While pursuing her degree, Akilah dedicated her time working an internship as a Social Media and Online Writer at Toronto radio station VIBE105 FM, where she wrote compelling digital storytelling material and created creative online content. Soon after graduating, she found her first role working as a Communications Lead at a local Boys & Girls Club where she managed all internal and external communications and social media channels. Akilah is passionate about bringing awareness to the many issues underserved communities face through her online work.

Akilah is responsible for creating the Foundation’s compelling social media content, and she overall supports the marketing and communications needs of the organization.

In her free time, Akilah enjoys travelling, eating at new restaurants, online shopping, and playing with her Yorkie-Maltese Mix, Mylo.