As Associate Manager, Corporate Research, Saara manages the implementation of the annual Giving in Numbers survey and accompanying Valuation Guidance, as well as providing year-round data management, insights, and research support.
Prior to CECP, Saara was a Program Analyst for the nonprofit Good Shepherd Services, supporting their community-based programs serving NYC’s children, youth, and families. Her work involved partnering with these programs to measure progress on client outcomes and community impact. She has previously worked in research regarding sexual and mental health and LGBTQ+ populations at the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior, and Prevention Studies.
Saara has a Master of Public Health degree from NYU’s School of Global Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Science and Practice, as well as a BS in Biology with a minor in Public Health from the College of William & Mary.