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Sanjukta Shams, Chief Impact Officer, Uplift Northwest

 Sanjukta Shams (nickname Shama) recently moved to Seattle from Dallas, TX where she played a key role in assisting those experiencing homelessness and addiction. She has fundraised and lead development teams serving individuals struggling with mental illness, homelessness, exploitation, and social and racial injustice. She has a MA from Florida State University and has served on the senior leadership team for over 10 years. Currently, Shama serves as the Chief Impact Officer for Uplift Northwest, a nonprofit providing job training, dignified work opportunities, and support services to individuals experiencing poverty and homelessness in the greater Seattle area.