Saira is a nonprofit finance and operations professional, with roots in grant-funded public health research. Her career is focused on strengthening capacity in underserved communities by improving internal systems for the organizations serving them.

Saira currently works as the Director of Finance for a youth-led membership organization serving foster youth and is herself a resource parent in Oakland, CA. Outside of work, she recharges by spending time playing in the dirt, whether running with her dog, gardening, or building things out of clay.