Sana Jafri is the Executive Director of the Chicago Learning Exchange (CLX), a nonprofit network of 200+ youth-serving organizations in Chicago's out-of-school time learning ecosystem. Sana has been with CLX for over six years and during this time, her accomplishments include creating the City of Chicago's first festival for experiential learning entitled Remake Learning Days CHI, incubating CSforCHI, an ecosystem approach for CS as part of CSforALL, as well creating the Brother Mike Award for outstanding connected mentorship.
Sana has diverse personal and professional experiences that are woven together by an emphasis on improving lives and communities through racial equity and social change. Her previous professional experiences include working in philanthropy, community development, and education (in-school and out-of-school).
In addition to her day job, Sana currently serves as one of ten racial equity consultants to Google for Education including their CS First work. She is on advisory boards for the Center for Excellence in Computer Science at Northwestern University, Governor of Illinois' State Advisory Committee for Architecture, Construction, and Energy, and Parent Advisory for HundrED.org, global nonprofit sharing innovations in education. Sana completed her Master's in Public Policy and Administration at Northwestern University. Sana received her undergraduate degree in secondary teaching from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Sana's most important role is also serving as a mom to two little boys.