Sona Shah

Equity & Inclusion Program Manager at City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Sona A. Shah is the inaugural Equity and Inclusion Program Manager at the City of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department. In this role, she educates, consults, and bridges understanding around racial equity so that the department perpetuates less harm and institutional inequities, and works towards healing.

Previously, she managed the City of Austin’s Asian American Resource Center, one of the few city-operated cultural centers in the country. Prior to working with the City of Austin, Sona worked in higher education and taught in ethnic studies at The University of Texas at Austin. She has over 20 years of experience working around social and environmental programs and issues in the public and nonprofit sectors. She is a second-generation South Asian American born and raised in Houston, TX.


Practitioners of Color Share Challenges and Strategies

Tuesday, June 25
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