Riyadh (he, him, his) works as communications and issues management professional in Ottawa. Throughout his career, he has worked in the financial sector, along with municipal and federal levels of government. He has built his professional career around helping organizations find innovative ways of reaching new audiences. Riyadh has been a volunteer with Capital Pride since 2016, and has worked on the operations team as the Media Coordinator during the 2016 and 2019 festival season. He has also helped organize the community consultations sessions in 2016. As someone who understands first-hand how local LGBTQ+ organizations help people with intersectional identities, he is committed to making connections within the National Capital Region’s LGBTQ+ communities and beyond.