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Paniz Moayeri is a 2019 Master of Architecture graduate from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, where she also received her Bachelor of Architectural Studies in 2015. Her graduate thesis looks at the connection between space and queer heritage in the Iranian LGBTQ+ refugee community of Toronto. Paniz is a cisgender woman of colour who describes her sexuality as fluid, despite often being perceived as straight and never having experienced explicit discrimination due to her sexual orientation. Paniz is an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.