Sapna Sopori

Sapna has spent 16 years working in environmental education. In her current position with IslandWood as the Director of Youth and Community Education, Sapna works with her staff to decolonize their programs to ensure that the reason they do the work is not undermined by how they do it. In these programs, stakeholder input drives evolution, which is constantly explored to unearth the embedded saviorism and deficit modeling so prevalent in the greater field. Sapna also works with IslandWood’s Graduate Programs, teaching the Nonprofit Leadership course, in which the next generation of nonprofit leaders are challenged to uncover and address the hidden biases in the administrative systems, from hiring practices to board development to fundraising.

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