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Palmyra Partners was created to bridge the gap between social justice outcomes and sustainable development.

We combine experience, rigour and kindness to deliver on this mission.


Dr. Priya Bala-Miller

Founder & CEO

Dr. Bala-Miller has worked on sustainable development for two decades across three continents, in collaboration with NGOs, UN Agencies, the private sector, academia and trade unions.


Dr. Bala-Miller is a respected senior executive and strategic planner, with technical expertise on natural resource governance, sustainable finance and human rights. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. She is passionate about people, platforms and ideas that advance social justice outcomes and meaningful inclusion in the field of sustainability.  

Melika Khajeh

 Research Associate

Ms. Khajeh is a graduate student with the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. 


Ms. Khajeh has research experience in a range of policy domains including healthcare, artificial intelligence, and human migration in the context of the climate crisis. More recently, she worked on gender-informed mentoring services in the Canadian Armed Forces at the Centre for International and Defence Policy. As the former co-chair of Female Leadership in Politics at Queens University, Ms. Khajeh developed and launched number of innovative and award-winning equity and justice oriented programs. 

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