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Sana Syed


Sana Syed is the Chief Growth & Strategy Director at the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), where she leads big impact, innovation, and mission advancement opportunities such as Weekend Warriors, Fresh Market, Go Green on Racine, and the Health & Wellness Corridor Vision. Trained as an architect, theologian, permaculturist, and community organizer, Sana has worked with diverse global communities through several nonprofits in Sweden, Egypt, Yemen, Spain, Somaliland, India, Switzerland, and the United States. Sana is a graduate of the 2022 Civic Leadership Academy at the Harris School of Public Policy and a recipient of the Emerging Leader Award by Caux Dialogue for Land & Security, Switzerland, and the Extraordinary Service in Leadership Award by the Chicago Theological Seminary. Born in Mumbai, Sana has lived in Chicago since 2008 and loves to travel, garden, bake, and be.