Shamaila Usmani currently serves as ARC’s South Asia Creative Connector. While she has been co-leading the organization’s response to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh since November, she brings an array of expertise in global mental health, knowledge synthesis and exchange as well as monitoring and evaluation, to the table. Prior to joining ARC, she served a Knowledge Exchange Officer for the Mental Health Innovation Network, based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In this position, she served as one of the faces of the platform, connecting the GMH community to facilitate creative evidence-based projects into policy. She is an advocate for social justice and human rights, striving to support the most marginalized and underrepresented communities globally to reclaim their voice.