Shahar is an innovator and a relationship builder who provides research, analysis and strategic support to government bodies, non-profits and grassroots organizations. She has a BA in International Development and Globalization from the University of Ottawa and studied Political Sociology aboard at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her passion for global affairs and drive to understand our diverse world has led her to travel and work in Canada, Thailand, and South Korea with change seeking organizations such as the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Elections Canada, Global Affairs Canada, and The Canadian International Council (CIC) national office. Sahar currently sits on the board of Green Thumbs, a local initiative that offers food growing and environmental education, is a member of the CIC Toronto Branch Executive, and former member of the CIC-YPN Terms of Reference Committee.

Sahar maintains up-to-date roster of current CIC members participating in CIC YPN, recruits new members into CIC YPN, responds to inquiries from network members and other stakeholders, and re-confirms on an annual basis membership requirements to participation in CIC YPN in consultation with others on the executive committee.