Seemal Saif is a city builder. She loves making maps and conducting data driver analysis to guide policy on cities. She has worked in cities in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. She has an undergraduate degree from McGill University in Finance/Economics and completed her Master's (M.D.P) from the University of Waterloo focusing on Urban Planning. Her day job at the Planning and Economic Development Branch at the Region of York allows her to combine her interests in planning and economics.