Faiza has worked in both the nonprofit and corporate philanthropy sectors. Starting as an AmeriCorps member for a workforce development center in Harlem, she worked in direct service, connecting low-income individuals and families with public benefits. Following this, she became the Special Assistant to the Vice President at the Vera Institute of Justice, a national criminal justice research and public policy nonprofit, where she designed and launched an event series, created and maintained a grant-tracking system, and managed critical administrative and programmatic projects. More recently, she aligned her project management experience to deliver on JPMorgan Chase Foundation’s largest philanthropic investment in workforce development, providing technical assistance to grantees and support for the Global Philanthropy team’s impressive portfolio of stakeholders and nonprofit partners. Faiza has earned a Master’s in Public Administration from the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College and a Bachelor’s from Rutgers University, where she majored in Political Science and minored in Women and Gender Studies. She grew up in New York and New Jersey and plans on staying in New York City forever.