As the Kataly Foundation’s Director of Communications, Zaineb leads the Foundation’s communications strategy, messaging and storytelling, and communications capacity building efforts.
Zaineb brings more than ten years of experience working in the fields of media and communications within news outlets, social justice organizations, and philanthropy to her role with Kataly. She has a deep commitment to developing narratives and strategies that center the voices and experiences of those most impacted by racial injustice.
Before joining Kataly, Zaineb served as the Communications Officer for Borealis Philanthropy, where she built and implemented the organization’s communications strategy, crafted organizational messaging, and executed storytelling projects to fundraise for the organization’s donor collaboratives. Prior to Borealis, Zaineb served as the Communications Director at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights where she led the organization’s communications strategy to change the narrative around public safety by advocating for shifting resources away from prisons and punishment, and towards opportunities that make communities safe, healthy, and strong. Before beginning her work in the communications sector, Zaineb was a journalist, working for publications including Mother Jones, the East Bay Express, San Francisco magazine, and New America Media.
Zaineb lives in Oak Park, Illinois with her family where she spends her spare time baking, crafting, and writing.
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