Ahmi Dhuna joined EBCF as the Strategy and Innovation Manager after completing her Tom Ford Fellowship at the Foundation last year. Ahmi cares deeply about social and environmental justice and has developed a depth and breadth of understanding of the field, with academic and professional experiences spanning the social sector. In her role, she is mentored by Sachi Yoshii.

Ahmi began her career in thoughtful, high-impact philanthropy at the Flamboyan Foundation in Washington, D.C, where she specialized in knowledge management and worked with the managing director to standardize the foundation’s data collection and evaluation techniques. After her time at Flamboyan, she felt drawn towards understanding the systems that allowed inequity to persist and has been on a learning journey to deepen her understanding of the cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary levers necessary to achieve sustainable, systemic change. Before joining EBCF, Ahmi reported on Congressional hearings with the Partnership for Public Service, served constituents facing immigration challenges with Congressman Ro Khanna, supported union workers at Unite Here Local 2, and applied human-centered design to the California eviction court system with the Stanford Legal Design Lab.

Ahmi completed her MS in Sustainability Science and Practice and BA in Political Science and Human Rights, both at Stanford University. She was born and raised in Burlington, Iowa and loves to experiment with new recipes, play tennis, and play with her favorite golden retriever pup, Moose.