Ashenafi is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Educational Studies (EDST), where he also works as a sessional lecturer. His research interests include higher education governance, arts in educational research, ethical issues, anti-racist education as well as literary representation, among others. He has participated at the UBC Sustainability Scholars Program and as a research assistant in EDST. Ashenafi volunteers in the Graduate Student Society (GSS) at UBC. He’s the winner of the 2017 Community Fire Starter Award at GSS and the 2018 Patricia Dyer Award in EDST for his community engagement and volunteerism. If not on campus, Ashenafi is certainly biking by the seaside at any time of day.