Sana Jafri was recently appointed as Executive Director of the Chicago Learning Exchange (CLX). 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, developing organizational-wide strategy, securing new funders, launching the City of Chicago’s first digital media and technology landscape scan, as well as generating a communications strategy for local and national outlets.
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 development and at a philanthropic consulting firm that conducted program development and evaluation for foundations and nonprofits internationally and nationally, working with the Clinton Foundation, advancing community development and Muslim issues with Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), as well as serving as a journalism and English teacher in Chicago and India.
Interested in learning more about systems change, Sana completed her Master's in Public Policy and Administration with an emphasis on early childhood education at Northwestern University. Sana received her undergraduate degree in secondary teaching from the University of Illinois at Chicago. During her free time, she is writing a dual-language children's book and enjoys spending time with family.