Elaha Musakheel received a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies (Honours) from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2018. She went on to pursue higher education and received a Master of Arts in International Relations from McMaster University. Her Major Research Paper focused on the violation(s) of international humanitarian law in Afghanistan via foreign intervention by the U.S. Army.
During her undergraduate and graduate studies, she conducted research and policy recommendations for STAND Canada and an NGO located in Sierra Leone that focused on the lack of accessibility to food faced by disadvantaged groups. Elaha is extremely passionate about human security and way in which conflict has contributed to the continuous displacement and marginalization of civilians. While at BSIA, she hopes to further develop her understanding of human security and the intersection of policy development that can be used as a tool to amplify the voices of disadvantageous groups. Upon graduation, Elaha plans to join the public service and use her expertise to be a voice for those who have traditionally been excluded.