Nurya Shabir joined NewGround as a board member in 2018, and is an alumni of the second cohort of NewGround’s Young Professionals Fellowship. Her experience with the fellowship further broadened her global perspective, by providing her with valuable tools that have nurtured her personal and professional growth. Nurya has served as a member of the Board of Directors of New Horizon School Westside chairing the Development Committee. During her time at New Horizon, she focused on fund development, donor outreach, and overseeing fundraising events. She has been an active member of the Islamic Center of Southern California and has served as President of the Parent Board for their Sunday School program since 2015. Nurya was raised in Karachi and moved to Los Angeles in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from McMaster University.