Acting CEO, OneVoice Movement
Darya Shaikh is executive director of the PeaceWorks Foundation and chief operating officer of OneVoice. She joined OneVoice in January 2003, working as the public education coordinator and program developer. With a bachelor’s degree in political science and Middle Eastern studies at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Darya possesses a deep understanding of grassroots activism toward civic empowerment. Darya has been involved in reconciliation efforts in the Middle East through Hashomer Hatzair and Givat Haviva since she was 9 years old. Over the course of three years, Darya worked as the facilitator and moderator for a delegation of Jewish-Israeli, Arab-Israeli, and Bedouin youth. Darya was born in Brooklyn, NY; her mother is Israeli and her father is Pakistani.