Senior Director, United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA)
Farah is Senior Director, UNA-USA, and within this role she oversees UNA-USA’s national programs, chapter support, communications strategy, and member engagement. Farah brings with her 7+ years of experience as a UNA-USA volunteer, serving as a Chapter President (UNA-Chicago) and Board Member, and as UNA-USA National Council Member for the Great Lakes Region!
Farah’s background is in fundraising, organizational capacity building, communications, and stakeholder engagement. Prior to her current position at the UN Foundation, Farah oversaw the global Membership Division for Lions Clubs International (LCI), the world’s largest organization dedicated to improving communities through volunteer service. Before LCI, Farah served as the Alumni and Volunteer Relations Director of the Young African Leadership Initiative Regional Leadership Center East Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.
Farah is a global citizen who was born of a Pakistani father, American mother, and has lived and worked in 32 countries. Farah has coauthored a children’s cookbook and nutritional guide, Freddy, Fork it Over!, and is currently penning a children’s storybook based upon oral Kenyan folklore. She has a BA in advertising from Bradley University, a MA in communications and graduate certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Illinois at Springfield, and a MA in international relations and conflict resolution from American Public University.