Sandria M. Washington is a proud Chicago-born South Side-raised writer, wellnesspreneur, and media
producer. As a "connector," Sandria has a gift and passion for helping others connect with the right resources, in the right ways, at the right time. In her
current role as Director of Engagement and
Partnerships, Sandria leads the Engage
Bronzeville initiative with a focus on building community relationships, external partnerships, storytelling and development. Alongside her professional career, which includes nearly two decades of media and communications experience, Sandria continues to nurture her passions for personal development and community volunteerism. As a longtime volunteer with several local and national organizations, Sandria has facilitated youth
empowerment workshops for The Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League, Young Women's Leadership Charter School and Illinois Caucus of
Adolescent Health. In 2012, Sandria was awarded a competitive Harriet Tubman Trailblazer Fellowship by GirlTrek, the largest public health organization serving Black women in the U.S., and continues to serve as a leader within the organization, empowering Black women to reclaim their health, families and communities through walking. In 2016 during her tenure as Executive Editor of BlackDoctor.org, the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) recognized Sandria in their inaugural class of "40 Under 40 Leaders In Health." Sandria is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Advertising.