Sapna was born in Arizona as a first generation Indian-American, raised by a single mother whose own challenges and opportunities in this country shaped her understanding of the intersection between race, gender, and immigrant-status. Sapna has spent 18 years working in the social sector. As a leader, educator, and activist, she works with organizations to decolonize their programs to ensure that the good work they hope to do in the world is not undermined by how they do it. Sapna is also Associate Faculty in UW’s College of Education teaching a Nonprofit Leadership and Administration course, in which the next generation of nonprofit leaders are challenged to uncover and address the hidden biases in the administrative systems. In her personal time, she is active with the Seattle chapter of the Environmental Professionals of Color. She is also a Senior Fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program and facilitated their Fellows of Color Affinity Group. In 2017, Sapna was honored with the Kitsap YWCA’s Mission Award for Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women. Sapna firmly believes that she has been so fortunate to have all of these life experiences as a result of the generosity, courage, and support of those around her, and strives to honor her community’s belief in her.