Sana is a Water and Sanitation Expert and has 5 years of experience in the implementation of sanitation projects and programs. She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Calcutta in India and a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from Nalanda International University, India. While working with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in the Government of India as a WASH ( Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) and Knowledge Management Specialist for Swachh Bharat Mission(Urban), Clean India Mission, she helped draft national-level policies and guidelines, and aided capacity building of government officials in order to improve solid waste management and sanitation practices in 4200+ urban local bodies of India. In her previous assignment, Sana worked with Tata Trusts to advance the sanitation practices of the rural community in Bihar and promote the use of toilets along with the help of other development partners like UNICEF and the World Bank. Sana has also worked as a climate change volunteer on the issue of displacement of migrants due to climate change. Through these experiences, she developed excellent leadership qualities, strategic thinking skills, program management experience, stakeholder management, and implementation skills. Sana enjoys focusing on the topics of water, sanitation, hygiene, and solid waste management and has a passion for gender mainstreaming.

Host Organization: American Red Cross

Role at Host Organization: At American Red Cross, Sana will be serving as the Knowledge Management & Learning Fellow. Sana will be sitting with the Quality, Data and Learning team at ISD/ARC Headquarters and will be responsible for supporting the Knowledge Management and Learning efforts of the department. She will help facilitate access to, utilization of, and learning from existing data, evidence, and knowledge generated from past operations both within the American Red Cross and with the RCRC Movement Partners