Shelan Markus is a social justice advocate with a passion for education and providing individuals with the necessary preventative and integrative tools to live positive and socially empowered lives. Shelan completed an undergraduate degree at McGill University in sociology and gender studies. She then completed her law degree at Western University, where she was involved in community initiatives to provide accessible Canadian legal education to marginalized and at-risk youth. Shelan attended a semester abroad in India, focusing her studies on international human rights law. After law school, Shelan practiced at a boutique litigation firm in Toronto, mainly in the area of human rights in employment. Pursuing her passion for education, Shelan moved into the public education sector at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She negotiates legal partnerships between UBC, non-profit organizations, government, and multinational companies in order to advance ethical and environmentally sustainable research. Shelan is continually involved in pro bono legal services for marginalized groups and she is the founder of a philanthropic print business, CityandShe.com, which supports human rights and environmental initiatives worldwide.