Alaa Itani is a program associate on the Managed Organizations team, providing administrative, financial, and operational support to hosted projects at the New Venture Fund, Hopewell Fund, and Windward Fund, all 501(c)(3) public charities, and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4). Her projects focus on civic engagement, advocacy efforts, and education.
Prior to joining Arabella Advisors, Alaa researched donor and partnership opportunities for TulaLens, a social enterprise that aggregates feedback from women in low-income communities on health care facilities. The anonymized data is then returned back to the women, empowering them to make informed decisions for themselves and their families. Alaa’s previous background is in refugee, migration, and diaspora work; infrastructure development; and humanitarian relief. She has interned for various international organizations, including the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, the Clinton Global Initiative, and Ashoka.
Alaa graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in anthropology and environmental studies.