Zakiya began her career behind the scenes on prime-time TV shows. Often working with young people in this capacity, she moved to the charity Fixers, where she produced features about young people across the UK for ITV News, regularly setting up base anywhere from schools and youth centres to hospitals and prisons. Kiya recently joined the Urban Development ranks, where she is Project Coordinator and works closely with schools, colleges and universities to raise awareness of the opportunities UD offers.