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About Mrs. Shaziya M. Jaffer

I’m an Elementary teacher working in the Burnaby School District. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family and watch my daughter play ice hockey.

I’m so excited to be a part of Scrap U Kids so I can help educate children about the importance of recycling and taking care of the Earth. I’m learning at the same time and hoping to share my knowledge with others so we can work together to keep our earth clean and healthy for all.

“Did you hear about ‘The Girl Who Recycled 1 Million Cans?!’ We had a special visit from Shaziya (UA parent) who read the book that she and her friends at Scrap University Kids wrote! Students learned and engaged in the topics of recycling, community, math, financial literacy, perseverance, sharing, teamwork and donating. After reading the book some students were so inspired that they planned to start looking for cans at the park.
This book and experience align perfectly with the students’ current unit of inquiry about community, and UA’s current bottle and can drive. This student initiative is raising money to provide safe drinking water to indigenous communities, and you can participate by returning bags of bottles and cans at any Return-it-Express, and printing out labels there under the school phone number (604-524-2211)” – Urban Acadamy

Author visits

Experience Engaging Author Visits for Kids

Bring the magic of storytelling, eco-awareness, and underwater adventures to your elementary school, library, or recycling event with our dynamic authors, Shaziya and “Scuba Jess.” They’re passionate about teaching kids that ALL metals can be recycled and diving into the wonders of the Pacific Northwest.


  • Shaziya: Based in Vancouver, BC, Shaziya is a seasoned school teacher. Let your students learn from one of the best in the field. She caters to grades K-4 and is eager to inspire young minds.


  • Scuba Jess: Located in Washington state, Scuba Jess (Jessica) is not just an author but also a passionate scuba diver. She can mesmerize kids with presentations on scuba diving adventures around the local Pacific Northwest areas, showcasing amazing sea creatures she’s encountered. She loves to share photos and can even bring her dive gear for the kids to explore up close.
“We had a blast with Scuba Jess today at the library. if you’re not familiar with her work, check out her underwater photography here:
She is also passionate about educating kids in the importance of recycling. You can learn more about her scrap university for kids (and the awesome book she co-wrote) here: https://kids.scrapuniversity.
She does incredible scuba/recycling programs for kids at libraries, schools and bookstores. I highly recommend her!”
-Bekah Craig Sno-Isle Libraries, WA

Author visits

Booking Information:

Minimum purchase of 5 books to help cover travel expenses for these dedicated authors. Don’t miss this opportunity to inspire your students and community with lessons on recycling metals and exciting underwater explorations!


Please email us to set up a visit.

Shaziya M. Jaffer

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Jessica Alexanderson

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Author Visits Pics and Videos