Dr. Farhiya Farah is Director of Public Health Programs and Assistant Professor at Saint Mary University of Minnesota. She is a public health practitioner who has worked with academia, government, and community based organizations for over two decades in the Twin Cities and metro area. She is energized and passionate about promoting health equity and inclusivity in public health policies and practices. Dr. Farah has received numerous recognition and awards for her innovative public health work. Dr. Farah is an active member of the community and served over the years on numerous boards, task force. She is the current board chair of Average Mohamed that works with youth challenging intolerance through dialogue and narrative sharing mostly through cartoons.