Melisa Choubak is currently at the PhD level of her studies in the Applied Social Psychology programme at the University of Guelph, Canada, where she is part of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research. Her passion for research stems in part from her own experiences as a first-generation immigrant. Research that gives back to marginalised/under-represented communities and informs community action and policy is very intriguing to her. She is mostly interested in the intersectionality of multiple oppressed identities and hard-to-reach populations. Feminist and anti-oppression research frameworks are integral to her research and interests. She also holds a degree in education, and her passions include social justice and humane education for children to foster compassion and respect for all living beings. A diverse track record of volunteerism and professional development has allowed her to gain multiple perspectives for research and life.