Mitali came to Canada in October 2008 as a temporary foreign worker from Boston, USA to work for the University of Alberta. She was born and raised in India where she did her Ph.D. in Zoology from Bose Institute, Calcutta, India. Mitali continued to gain two postdoctoral in transfusion medicine and cryopreservation from the University of California, Davis and Harvard Medical School/ Shriners Hospital for Children/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston respectively. After obtaining her permanent residency status in 2012 Mitali worked for the Sikh Federation of Edmonton (SFE), a non-profit organization, as a Settlement counsellor where she helped clients with diverse backgrounds integrate into Canadian society. Mitali’s current engagement with the Edmonton Multicultural Coalition as Executive Director aims at community development, empowerment and building the capacity of ethnocultural communities by unlocking and maximizing the potential of the community animators. Mitali enjoys meeting and interacting with people at a very personal level and tries to assist them to attain their goals.