Meet The Arabella Team

Kheira Issaoui-Mansouri

Associate Director

Kheira Issaoui-Mansouri is an associate director at Arabella, where she works with foundations to design, implement, and evaluate grant-making programs. Kheira has expertise and experience in applied research design and implementation, including survey design, interviews, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis. While at Arabella, she has conducted an evaluation of a national initiative to ensure all children have an equal opportunity to learn in a supportive environment, has helped a corporate funder understand and communicate the impact of its early-math grant-making portfolio, and worked with a national funder to better understand the reach and capacity of the environmental justice movement in the United States. Kheira has a strong interest in social justice, inclusive grant making, and program evaluation.

Prior to joining Arabella, Kheira worked as a public affairs officer at the Quebec Government Office in Chicago, where she helped design an arts and culture grant program. Kheira also worked as a research fellow at Northwestern University’s Ford Center for Global Citizenship, where she contributed to research initiatives on corporate social responsibility and reputation management.

Kheira holds an MA in political science from the University of Montreal and a BA in economics from Laval University. She is passionate about equity, applied rationality, and storytelling.

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