Zara brings fifteen years of teaching, facilitating, and coaching experience to her role at SLU. She got her start facilitating outdoor education and spent a decade working in the youth development sector in Baltimore. Through her work with Both/And, a collective of anti-oppression facilitators, she has extensive experience facilitating leadership development for those in the nonprofit sector, philanthropy, and education. As an experiential educator, she uses her training in popular education and adult learning theory when guiding students committed to social justice and social movements. She has a B.A. in Geography-Anthropology from Vassar College, an M.A. in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management from the SIT Graduate Institute, and is a current M.A. student here at SLU where she is pursuing a degree in Labor Studies.