Zainab Syed is a poet, producer, and educator. Since graduating from Brown University in 2014, she has been performing and facilitating workshops for school children, incarcerated women, trauma victims, migrants, and refugees across the world. She was a finalist in the 2015 Australia Poetry Slam. In 2016 she co-founded the Pakistan Poetry Slam in Pakistan, illUMEnate in Perth, WA, and joined the Australian Red Cross as a Humanitarian Observer. Currently, she is an associate producer at Performing Lines WA.