Naved Bakali is an activist, educator, and researcher based out of Montreal. He has worked in the public school system as a secondary school teacher for over 9 years. Naved completed a PhD from McGill University in educational studies. His research has focused on Islamophobia and Muslim youth experiences in secondary schools since 9/11. Additionally, Naved has been a social activist working with Muslim grassroots organizations in the Greater Montreal Region for over 15 years.