Gurleen Tak graduated in 2019 from York University with a bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies (Honours) with specializations in culture, gender and politics/governance/policy. Gurleen also comes from a background in engineering.
In 2018, Gurleen spent the year conducting research on honour killings in Pakistan, specifically analyzing the changes that came with the anti-honour killing bill that was passed in October 2016 which went on to be recognized by the United Nations. Also, during her studies, Gurleen worked for a federal government agency and completed an internship with a not-for-profit bail program, specifically focusing on human and border security.
While at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, she hopes to develop a better understanding on conflict and security and human security, specifically regarding international migration and borders and their intersection with human rights.