Vice Chair for Social Engagement

Sana Saeed

Harvard Divinity School

Sana is working on her third graduate degree as a Master of Divinity candidate at Harvard Divinity School. Born in Manchester, UK she moved to the USA when she was sixteen. As a dual citizen, she grew up in a Pakistani home with the fortune of learning Urdu, Punjabi, as well as, English. Her upbringing inspired her love for traveling. Hence, she has traveled to twenty-seven countries so far. Professionally, she has had seven years of work experience working with youth organizing, religion and peacebuilding, interfaith dialogue, and youth leadership development with organizations including the Interfaith Alliance, Unitarian Universalist Association and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). From 2013 – 2014 Sana lived in Tokyo, Japan and Yangon, Myanmar as a Rotary Peace Fellow documenting ethno-religious tensions and discrimination between Burmese Muslims and Buddhists, which was published this year in the book, Practical Approaches to Peacebuilding: Putting Theory to Work. After graduation she hopes to continue to work with youth, religion and peacebuilding.

 

 

This year at Harvard, she is the Vice-Chair of Social Engagement for the Harvard Graduate Council. Additionally, she is the Social Justice chair for the 2016 -2017 Harvard Divinity School Student Association. Sana is also a member of the HDS Graduate Journal Editorial Board, a Staff Writer for the Journal on Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a Board Member of the Harvard Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Students (HUUMS).