Nadira Chase Saunders

As the “I Have A Dream” Foundation’s Director of Operations, Nadira develops and cultivates operational excellence with the National headquarters’ functions and business operations. 

Nadira’s passion for social justice work was born during her tenure as the director of health and fitness at Girls for Gender Equity, where she worked to enforce Title IX’s mandate to increase athletic opportunities for young women in middle and high school. She is a dedicated advocate for youth and LGBTQ folks, is committed to dismantling the institutionalized criminalization of race and poverty, and has done community organizing and published writings on sexual violence.

Nadira’s career also encompasses experience in production management and event administration for large scale concerts and festivals hosting between 50,000 and 80,000 attendees.

Nadira studied Psychology at Georgia State University and completed the American Sign Language program at Georgia Gwinnett College. She holds a National Interpreter Certification.