Sayeeda Rashid (Sei-ee-dah)

Resource Director

LocationPhiladelphia, PA

Preferred pronounshe/her

Email address

Telephone number9173885770

Facebook pagesayeedar

Instagram account@sayeeda.rashid

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Biographical information

Sayeeda Rashid (she/her/hers) a social justice advocate, coalition builder, and a proud queer South Asian woman. She is currently working as a Resource Director at the Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition, where she leads the work of developing and implementing a movement-oriented fundraising and capacity building strategy to advance immigrants’ rights across the state. Sayeeda comes with a decade of experience across social services, local government, and academia, working with the underlying mission to strategically address systemic issues and create equitable change. Her commitment to racial, social, and economic equity took root during her early years as a Bangladeshi immigrant from Saudi Arabia and navigating various systems of inner-city New York. Prior to joining PICC, she worked at the City of Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs, a subdivision of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, developing city-wide initiatives, programs, and municipal policies affecting LGBTQ communities. Sayeeda holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership and Master of Social Work from University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College.