Gautham Krishnaraj holds an MSc in Global Health from McMaster University, where he was a Royal Bank of Canada Students Leading Change Scholar and National Youth Engagement Advisor to the Canadian Red Cross. He was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Communicating Research and McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Programs Award of Excellence for his thesis on palliative care in humanitarian contexts, undertaken as part of the Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group. Gautham also holds a BSc. in Microbiology & Immunology from McGill University, where he served as President of the Microbiology & Immunology Students’ Association in his final year. In 2015-2016, Gautham represented the Young Diplomats of Canada and the International Relations Students Association of McGill University as Head Delegate to the OECD and the United Nations Economic & Social Council Commissions respectively. He notably addressed Civil Society at the 54th Commission for Social Development in 2015 on the topic of youth engagement in sustainable development worldwide. During his time at McGill, Gautham also worked closely with the McGill Humanitarian Studies Initiative, assisting in the production of training protocols for the International Medical Corps’ Multi-Agency Training Collaboration to Support the Ebola Response in West Africa in 2014. Gautham recently began his tenure as an Aga Khan Foundation Canada International Development Management Fellow, working as a Documentation and Reporting Officer with the Madrasa Early Childhood Program in Mombasa, Kenya.