Emily graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2008 with a BS Accounting degree. She served as the president of the Marians Service Organization duringher college career, an organization whose main focus is service to women and children. Following college, she took a position as an associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she worked in non-public tax and audit. After three years at PwC, she joined the non-for-profit field as a senior accountant with Green Dot Public Schools, a charter school district in Los Angeles. She quickly moved up to become the Special Program and Accountability Specialist.
After over three years with Green Dot Public Schools, Emily transferred to Northern California with her husband in May of 2014. She took a temporary position helping to open the East Bay Innovation Charter School in Oakland. Once the school was up and running, she accepted a permanent position at Kaiser Permanente as a project manager working with IT Compliance metrics and reporting within the healthcare industry.
Jehán Seirafi - Co-Founder & Executive Director
Jehán Seirafi is a non-profit professional with extensive program and project manager experience and a focus on international development and human rights. As Co-Founder and Executive Director of Sunsar Maya, she works to provide educational opportunities to orphaned and vulnerable children in Nepal. As the Program Director for Volunteer Nepal in Kathmandu, Jehan built an international network that provided educational and medical relief to underdeveloped areas. She was responsible for the development of the program’s outreach efforts by coordinating with local NGOs and international educational institutions.
Jehan has served various organizations committed to international aid, human rights, and fighting human trafficking. Most recently, she served as the Program and Development Manager for the human rights organization, United for Iran, and sat as the Advocacy Officer of the Advocacy Committee/California Committee North of Human Rights Watch.