Reena is the grant writer and development associate for Alliance for Safety and Justice. Prior to her work here she served as a grant writer at Northern Virginia Family Service, a social service agency that provides wraparound services to support and empower low-income families. She cut her teeth in the development field at New Virginia Majority, where she performed fundraising duties for three sister organizations creating progressive and transformative state-level social change. In addition to managing grantmaking, grant reporting, grassroots fundraising and special events, she also worked in conjunction with communications team to unroll a monthly giving program. Reena is also a former journalist. Prior to her work in social justice, she wrote for the Watertown Daily Times as the regional education reporter, as a beat reporter for The Connection Newspapers, and as a volunteer journalist for The Virginian-Pilot, shining a light in dark places and uncovering truths through the written word.
Reena earned a bachelor degree at Randolph-Macon Women’s College in 2010 and currently lives in Alexandria, VA.