"Make Peace with Yourself, Bring Peace to the World"
Sanah Jivani is an honors college student double majoring in sociology and communications at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is the founder and CEO of a non-profit organization called The Love Your Natural Self Foundation, which focuses on empowering individuals through events, movements and hands-on sessions. She started this organization after losing all of her hair to Alopecia in the seventh grade and struggling with wigs, bullying and low self-worth. Now, her non-profit organization hosts projects in 100 schools and 28 countries worldwide. The biggest project hosted by her non-profit is the International Day of Self Love. She has reached over 30,000 students through speaking engagements and raised over $30,000 in fundraising.
Outside of her work with her non-profit, she is one of thirty We Are Family Foundation's Global Teen Leaders, an American Association of University Women Student Advisory Council Member, an America’s Promise Alliance Board of Trustee Member, a Pearson student Advisor, a State Farm Youth Advisory Board Member, a DoSomething and College Board Youth Advisory Council Member, a 2016-2017 Character Counts Person of Character. She has interned with national and local organizations such as The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, State Farm, The National Network to End Domestic Violence, Gobie, HelloFlo and others. She hopes that her extensive career and non-profit experience can someday be used to change the world, creating an International Day of Self Love that is present on every calendar, and celebrated globally.
In her free time, Sanah enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, trying new cuisines, writing (particularly poetry and personal columns), and going on adventures!