Founder And CEO, The Love Your Natural Self Foundation
Sanah Jivani is a dual degree graduate from The University of Pennsylvania, receiving an M.S. in Non-Profit Leadership and an M.S.E.d. Education, Culture, and Society. Currently, she works as the Community Engagement Manager at Generation Hope, focusing on building community partnerships and promoting college access.
In 2018, she was named the second Harry S. Truman Scholar in her University’s history, receiving $30,000 for her graduate education. She is the founder and CEO of a non-profit organization called The Love Your Natural Self Foundation, which focuses on empowering individuals through events, movements, and hands-on sessions. She started this organization after losing all her hair to Alopecia in the seventh grade and struggling with wigs, bullying, and low self-worth. Now, her non-profit organization hosts projects in 150 schools and 28 countries worldwide. The biggest project hosted by her non-profit is the International Day of Self Love. She has reached over 50,000 students through speaking engagements and raised over $50,000 in fundraising.
Outside of her work with her non-profit, she has been selected as one of thirty We Are Family Foundation’s Global Teen Leaders, The G(irls)20 United States Delegate, an American Association of University Women Student Advisory Council Member, A Born This Way Foundation Channel Kindness Reporter, an America’s Promise Alliance Board of Trustee Member, a Pearson student Advisor, a State Farm Youth Advisory Board Member, a DoSomething and College Board Youth Advisory Council Member, a 2016-2017 Character Counts Person of Character, a Lingua Franca Extraordinary woman, and one of the Her Campus 22 under 22 most inspiring college women. She has worked with national and local organizations such as The Peace Studio, DC Tutoring and Mentoring Initiative, The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, State Farm, The National Network to End Domestic Violence, Teach for America, HelloFlo and others. Internationally, she served as a social and emotional learning educator in Cape Town, South Africa.
In her free time, Sanah enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, trying new cuisines, and writing (particularly poetry and personal columns).