Sheyda is a Program Associate, Tulsa Grantmaking for Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, where she supports grantmaking efforts related to social justice. Born in Tulsa and a graduate of Youth Philanthropy Initiative, Sheyda grew up as an involved leader concerned for the community.
Prior to joining the Schusterman team, Sheyda worked as an Associate Organizer at The Metropolitan Organization in Houston, Texas bringing diverse groups together to improve issues such as disaster recovery, immigrant rights, gun safety, housing access, and food assistance. Before that, she assisted with programming at Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice. She holds a Master’s in Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Nonprofit Organizational Studies.
Sheyda enjoys watching stand-up comedy and tunes in weekly to Saturday Night Live!