A native of Canada, Sher earned her Bachelor of Music with honours (Piano), a certificate in Health Applications in Music, and a minor in the French Language from the University of Toronto. Her research areas include social justice pedagogy, hip-hop based education, and racialized listening. Sher is currently a Master of Education (Curriculum & Pedagogy) candidate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Recently, she also began an exciting journey as a Junior Professional Consultant with UNICEF, in partnership with the UNA-Canada's IDDIP program.

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