Nafessa has the unique ability to connect deeply and empathetically which allows her to intuitively see, improve and transform systems in order to help people and organizations thrive. Before joining SIYLI, she spent 10+ years as a Social Impact Consultant and as a Social Worker who has worked with various populations including survivors of torture. Nafessa holds a dual Master’s in Global Public Health & Social Work from Columbia University. Her work and passions have taken her around the world, including time in Spain, India, Indonesia, and Kenya. In her spare time Nafessa is often found breaking into song and dance to fulfill her Bollywood dream.