Sanura joins Common Future as the Operations Associate & Office Manager for Oakland and Denver offices. Sanura believes in serving her community with intention and care by creating sustainable solutions that benefit everyone, especially those in marginalized communities.
Prior to joining Common Future, Sanura was an AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow at the Alameda Point Collaborative whose mission is to end homelessness by providing permanent housing, resources and access to green spaces. In this role she worked on an urban farm managing various projects and improving processes around food recovery, community supported agriculture, regenerative farm practices, DEI values, safe spaces, and conflict and harm reduction. Sanura has also worked at BNY Mellon, Repair the World, Carbon Lighthouse and Mangalam Research Center. Sanura has a B.S. in Environmental Science from Spelman College and a B.Eng. in Earth & Environmental Engineering from Columbia University.
When Sanura is not working at Common Future, you can find her pet/house sitting, teaching and learning about transformative justice in the Bay Area. In her free time, Sanura enjoys creating, reading, cooking, baking, singing, yoga and spending time with her chosen family.