As our society and communities continue to evolve and change, lived experience has become an incredibly important asset. As a Program Manager with The Learning Network, Sharayah brings her background in tribal community and economic development, social justice and equity, rural strategy and group facilitation to the organization. Her role is primarily focused on Philanthropy Northwest’s tribal broadband strategy, rural programming, corporate philanthropy and the Momentum Fellowship program.
An alumnus of the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington, Sharayah’s academic background focused on fiscal policy and tribal economies. Her passion is strategizing and finding ways to identify and address the inefficiencies and inequities that remain from the economic and social impact of our nation’s history.
Sharayah is a member of the Lummi Nation with a background in journalism and policy. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with numerous sectors including federal and state government, tribal government, corporate, nonprofit and the philanthropic sector. She enjoys supporting the creation of connections across differences with a shared goal of increasing equity and understanding. When she is not working to change the world, Sharayah can be found lost in a book, reading or writing, and sharing in cultural teachings and exploring her homelands with her son.