Fariha Siddiquie is an Assessment & Research Consultant with The Kaleidoscope Group. She seeks the balance between data-driven, evidence-based practices, and the unique needs of each organizational culture, to drive the conversation on equitable and inclusive strategies.
Fariha attended Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine with a special interest in Psychiatry. She also received her Masters in Public Health from Benedictine University with a concentration in both Healthcare Management and Policy, and Epidemiology. Throughout her higher education, she has led the development and implementation of public health programs within the Chicago-based non-profit industry, specifically working to address the health disparities of immigrant and refugee communities. Through her partnership with the Schweitzer fellowship and Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, she developed health literacy and workforce development programs for South Asian immigrant populations via the Indo-American Center in Rogers Park, Chicago. She has also developed the Women’s Empowerment Program, a public health program dedicated to serving the needs of refugee women and girls through Heartland Alliance’s Refugee Resettlement Program. Fariha has served as President of the American Medical Women’s Association in her local student chapter, as well as the Advocacy Chair of the medical student division of AMWA national leadership. Additionally, Fariha has experience within the pharmaceutical industry with a focus on higher education consulting and medical writing.
Fariha has a unique, lived experience in diversity and inclusion as her immigrant family divided her childhood between the Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago and the Naperville suburb of IL. She is a third-culture kid, proud of her Pakistani-American Muslim heritage, while also being deeply connected to Midwestern values.