As a grants and data administrator, Sewheat Asfaha supports all aspects of grants processing, from applications to grant award disbursements. Her role in managing the grants database and collecting information plays a key part in the foundation’s ability to evaluate how its goals are being achieved. Most recently, Sewheat was a grants database manager for the Social Justice Fund NW, where she gained experience improving accessibility for grantees. Prior to that, she worked as an administrative assistant and volunteer coordinator at College Access Now.
Volunteering in her community has always been important to Sewheat, who has been involved at various nonprofit organizations, like YouthCare and the ACLU of Washington. In her free time, Sewheat loves making art, roller skating (particularly jam skating), and listening to podcasts. She also enjoys gardening, and hopes to become involved with community farming. Sewheat holds a bachelor’s degree in government and legal studies from Bowdoin College.