Sayra Pinto

Sayra Pinto

Sayra Pinto is a Strategic Advisor for the Kataly Foundation and leads the organization’s Theory of Change design process.

Sayra brings a 30-year span of diverse social change experiences as an organizer, trainer, executive leader, educator, and scholar. She has worked with organizations in multiple sectors including government, nonprofits, hospitals, police departments, higher ed institutions, public schools, and churches.

In addition to Kataly, Sayra leads the Thousand Currents Academy and is on the Graduate Faculty at the University of Vermont’s Rubinstein School where she teaches at the Master’s in Leadership for Sustainability Program and is creating the curricular structure for a new PhD program in Transdisciplinary Leadership. Sayra also experiments with other organizational formations such as the Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition and Restore Circles, a cross-sector indigenous centered circles training program that is in partnership with the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office to decolonize the justice system. Sayra also actively holds circles processes with communities and organizations with which she is in deep, long-term relationships.

Sayra lives in Richmond, CA with her family where gardening, loving a cat, and making delicious food are daily habits.