Sara Zainab Bokhari’s passion to better the world has taken her across the globe and back again. Currently working as an education consultant at The New Teacher Project in New York City, Sara is a native of Illinois. In her college years, Sara was the student government president at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she completed her BA in Anthropology and Political Science. Sara then went on to earn her MS in Education at Bank Street College of Education in New York while teaching fifth grade in the South Bronx as a Teach for American corps member. Following this life-shaping experience came another: she taught impoverished children in Pakistan from 2006-2007. She returned to the States to enter George Washington University’s MBA program in Washington, DC and graduated in 2009.
Sara has been involved in several Islamic movements over the past decade from putting on leadership retreats for Muslim activists to benefits for Palestine. Currently, she is a board member of the Muslim Consultative Network and works with Friday Night Circle, a weekly discussion group that draws Muslims and non-Muslims from all over NYC to dialogue about religious and social issues.