Salma Tarikh is a writer and journalist born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario. She currently works as a staff writer for a mining-focused publication in Toronto. She joined the Northern Miner newspaper in 2010, after completing a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to that, Salma worked as a copywriter for an online company focused on women’s health. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and professional writing and communications from the University of Toronto. Along with writing, Salma enjoys the outdoors and taking boxing and muay thai classes.