Our Partner in the Fight: Sara Safari
Sara Safari is an author, speaker, mountain climber, college professor and advocate for women empowerment. She was born in Iran. She moved to the United Stated in 2002 and continued her education in electrical engineering at UCLA. She graduated summa cum laud in 2009. After working in large companies such as Broadcom and Raytheon, she realized her passion lies in teaching. When she started teaching at California State University Fullerton, she met the founder
of the Empower Nepali Girls foundation. She decided to climb and summit Mt. Everest (29,000 ft) to bring funds and awareness for the girls who become victims of human trafficking or are forced into early marriage. Last year, during the devastating 7.8 earthquake that hit Nepal, she survived the avalanches on Mt. Everest and came back down to help the victims and families, 10,000 of whom lost their lives and 100,000 kids lost their homes. She received the award for The Global Citizen from United Nations Association in 2015. She is a board member and director of development in Empower Nepali Girls. She dedicated her book “Follow My Footsteps” to the Empowering Nepali Girls foundation. She is working on her Ph.D. In leadership and change.