Sauliha Alli (she/her)

President & Co-Founder (Canada)

Sauliha Alli is a collaborative leader, strategist and social advocate who inspires others to contribute to a shared vision of equitable access to health and education for women and youth globally. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Toronto, where she has held several award-winning leadership roles.

As a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship in 2019, she served as an short-term volunteer in Ghana for World University Service of Canada (WUSC), where she developed and managed a training program in occupational health and safety that collectively impacted over 220 artisans. Upon returning, she co-founded YSYF to respond to the needs of the Doryumu community that had welcomed her, and shared this experience in a TEDx Talk exploring the opportunities for learning and exchange between medicine and international development.

As Executive Director, Sauliha hopes to establish strategic partnerships to expand the reach of YSYF and create meaningful learning opportunities for members of her team, while building on local knowledge and skills. Outside of the office, she is an expressive painter, shower singer and over-energetic goofball who spends her evenings eating chocolate on the porch