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Program Director

Rangeena Salim-Eissa

Rangeena Salim-Eissa is a Program Director at Sahaba Initiative. At Sahaba Initiative, her work focuses on providing much-needed services to families and individuals in crisis. Rangeena is an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW). She is a graduate of the Master of Social Welfare (MSW) program at UCLA and previously received a bachelor’s degree in Human Development from UC Davis. As a social worker, she applies social-justice-oriented frameworks and resiliency-focused practices to community-based work, while being grounded in and guided by her unwavering commitment to walking alongside her clients as they navigate life stressors and develop solutions of their own. During her graduate studies, she received extensive training in trauma- and resiliency-informed community mental health practices, and gained experience in both qualitative and quantitative research practice, all of which inform her approach to client-centered work. She has always had a passion for community-based work and strives to develop creative approaches to overcoming the challenges impeding the well-being of the communities she is a part of.