Shamira comes to PNY with rich experiences from the private, public and social impact sectors across North America, East and West Africa. She has managed, developed and led programs for an international experiential education non-profit and headed the communication and marketing department of an art-activism hub in Nairobi that fosters social movements through the arts. Shamira has also held various research consultancies, most recently with a strategic advisory and analytics firm that assesses company culture at Global 500 companies. A first-generation Ugandan-American, Shamira is deeply committed to transformative social impact on the African continent and across the African Diaspora. She is passionate about increasing education access and quality for all, amplifying community-driven initiatives and the potential cross-sector partnerships have to realize equitable and sustainable development. Shamira holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Global Studies and Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.