Zahra Yusifli is from Baku, Azerbaijan. Her UCR journey started in January 2010 where she majored in law and politics with minor in performing arts. During her time at the UCR, Zahra was a conductor of the Roosettes close harmony group, a part of the UCR Choir and a member of the A. L. Fides association.

After the UCR, Zahra received a Master of Science degree in Law, Anthropology and Society from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has previously worked and completed internship programs with the Trade Unions of Azerbaijan, Baku State University, the International Criminal Court and the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials.

Zahra is currently working as the Junior Labor Law Officer at the International Labor Office in Geneva, mainly providing advice to the governments, employers and workers organisations on legislative reforms and comparative labor practices.  Her academic and professional interests lie at the intersection of international human rights and labor dispute resolution. Leveraging her professional experiences, she hopes in the future to develop an academic project that looks at how employment relations define access to justice in the world of work.