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Rita Meher

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Before diving full-time as the Executive Director of Tasveer in 2012, she was a video producer and editor. She made her career debut on TV in Japan in 1995. She edited the award-winning Bangladeshi documentary Threads and made her first short film, Citizenship101, based on her own immigrant experiences. Read More

Nicole Plastino

Nicole Plastino

Development Manager

Nicole (she/they) is a queer, offbeat nerd committed to growing environments that center joy, curiosity, and interconnection in the work of building social justice. She was born on Dene Nation land, otherwise known as Alaska, and spent her childhood and adolescence exploring the Great North. Read More

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Ishita Saran

Program Manager

Ishita Saran is a hospitality professional with over 9 years of experience in customer relations and sales. She has a Bachelors in Hotel Management from the Institute of Hotel Management, Lucknow, and a Master in Hospitality and Tourism from Vatel, France. Read More

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Manasi Mishra

Community Outreach and Partnerships Manager

Manasi is a social development professional who works on outreach and partnerships for solidarity building with community organizations . She works towards social change through community-centered practice, using an intersectional feminist, anti-racist lens. Read More

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Ariel Brownstein

Grant Writer

Ariel Brownstein is a Development professional who has been working with nonprofit organizations in Washington since 2012. A graduate of Western Washington University, she has a degree in Political Science and is passionate about social justice, education, and the arts. Read More

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Khenrab Palden

Operations Manager

Khenrab Palden is a filmmaker, Tibetan activist and a community builder. Khenrab was born in a small refugee settlement in Northern India, but wishes to die as a citizen of the world. In 2022 Khenrab received the “Queens 100 Most Influential Leaders” award by Schneps Media for the “continued commitment, impact and influence they have sustained on Queens’ existence over the past year.” Read More

Olympia

Olympia

Marketing and Comm Lead

Olympia brings her passion for writing and education in her new role at Tasveer. With more than ten years of research and writing experience, she realized early in her career — a simple read is the most difficult thing to write. She dreams of writing desi cyberpunk fantasies and synesthetic stories sometime in the future.

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Uzma Khan

IT Director

Uzma has over 20 years of experience in IT with 15+ years of experience working in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, and has most recently been working as a Big Data and Cloud Architect in The Boeing Company. Read More

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Maliha Masood

Tasveer Youth Collective Manager

Maliha Masood is a writer and educator with a passion for fostering creativity and critical thinking. Her experience includes classroom and remote instruction in the Social Sciences and Humanities at the Middle School, High School and college levels. Read More

TASVEER BOARD

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Rita Meher

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Before diving full-time as the Executive Director of Tasveer in 2012, she was a video producer and editor. She made her career debut on TV in Japan in 1995. She edited the award-winning Bangladeshi documentary Threads and made her first short film, Citizenship101, based on her own immigrant experiences. Read More

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Farah Nousheen

Co-Founder & Board Secretary

Farah Nousheen (she/her) is a community organizer, cultural worker, healing facilitator, and critical race theorist currently living in Albuquerque, New Mexico on the original lands of the Pueblo peoples. She is employed as an academic advisor of interdisciplinary studies at the University of New Mexico where she is fortunate to advise a diverse student body.Read More

Tayyab Mahmud

Tayyab Mahmud

Tayyab Mahmud is a Professor of Law at Seattle University. He has published extensively in areas of comparative constitutional law, human rights and international law. He has served as Co-President of Society of American law Teachers (SALT) and as a board member of many non-profit organizations. Read More

Shailaja Rao

Shailaja Rao

Tasveer Board President & Interim Treasurer

After working as a software applications developer at Old Dominion University for over two decades, Shailaja decided to pursue what she profoundly cares about full-time. Shailaja takes a keen interest in the aspects of socio-cultural dynamics, women, gender, and human rights.Read More

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Samir Junejo

Samir Junejo is a policy counsel with the Washington State Senate where he has staffed health care, behavioral health, human services, and technology issues for the Senate Democratic Caucus. He’s also served on the King County Civil Rights Commission and as President of the South Asian Bar Association of Washington. Read More