Zeiba Qidwai is proudly a native Angeleno, born and raised in Los Angeles. She comes from a mixed South Asian background. She grew up in a household with many different kinds of pets with year round gardening almost like living on a small farm. She loves animals and enjoys listening to world music, audiobooks, traveling, world cuisine, painting, cooking, arts and crafts, and reading. As a graduate of Biology with an option in Physiology and a minor in Chemistry, she has many years of experience in the biotech and medical field.  She now actively assists in creating and conducting investigator sponsored clinical cancer research trials at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.  In the Change Makers Fellowship, she wishes to gain invaluable communication and conflict resolution skills, as well as create friendships leading to building bridges in the Muslim Jewish community.