Almas comes to SAALT as an expe­ri­enced grass­roots orga­niz­er and capac­i­ty builder. Her diverse port­fo­lio includes tenures with col­lec­tives, non-prof­its, and the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment, name­ly, the South Asian Net­work (SAN), the U.S. Depart­ment of State in their Edu­ca­tion and Cul­tur­al Affairs Bureau, Satrang (Los Ange­les, CA) and Khush D.C. (Wash­ing­ton, D.C.) Addi­tion­al­ly, she has also served on the steer­ing com­mit­tee of API Equal­i­ty-LA and the board of Nation­al Queer Asian Pacif­ic Islander Alliance (NQAPIA). Almas most recent­ly served as the Racial Jus­tice and Equi­ty Com­mit­tee Chair for NQAPIA.

As SAALT’s Direc­tor of Com­mu­ni­ty Part­ner­ships, Almas will work to expand SAALT’s work at the region­al lev­el with our com­mu­ni­ty part­ners in the Nation­al Coali­tion of South Asian Orga­ni­za­tions (NCSO), par­tic­u­lar­ly around local advo­ca­cy and orga­niz­ing efforts.  She can be reached at