Saherah Khan graduated from Virginia Tech in 2018 with a B.S. in. Business Management and B.A. in Public and Urban Affairs. She was a recipient of the Pamplin New Horizons Scholarship in 2014, becoming part of the first cohort of scholars.
Living strongly by the university motto, Ut Prosim, Saherah dedicated her undergraduate years to serving others. Whether it was working as a Congressional Intern for U.S. Senator Mark Warner, serving as a Campus Ambassador for the Peace Corps, or volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster children in the New River Valley, she always found herself helping those in need.
Today, Saherah serves as the Strategic Partnerships Manager for the workforce development program at Community Connections, a non-profit behavioral health organization based in Washington D.C. Her current line of work is focused on building meaningful partnerships within the HVAC and technology industries to help address two societal concerns: workforce shortages and homelessness. She is passionate about youth development and helping to bridge the opportunity gap for historically marginalized and underserved groups.
Prior to her time at Community Connections, Saherah performed partnership and business development work for Emzingo, an international social enterprise that designs experiential learning programs for purpose-driven leaders. She had the privilege of collaborating with universities and students from all around the world, emphasizing the importance of social impact and educating them on how they can be responsible business leaders.
She hopes to start her own social enterprise one day that equips survivors of gender-based violence, especially women and children in developing nations, with the necessary tools and skills to recover from trauma while building meaningful lives and careers for themselves. Committed to leveling the playing field, her ultimate goal is to help catalyze generational change in communities while breaking cycles of poverty.