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Shehnaz Rangwala

Program Director

Shehnaz Rangwala is the Program Director for Leadership Africa USA, where she is responsible for the design, implementation and management of programs in the United States and Africa.

Prior to launching Leadership Africa USA, Ms. Rangwala was the Program Director at Education Africa USA, and before that worked at Bread for the World, a D.C.-based nonprofit, grassroots lobbying organization that works on domestic and international hunger and poverty issues. Before joining Bread she was Executive Assistant /Coordinator & Advisor for International Programming at the International Center, University of Missouri-Columbia where she encouraged the achievement of the University’s campus internationalization objectives by strengthening relations between the international student community and campus communities; addressed diversities, promoted relationship building and increased the number of events with an international focus. She coordinated various grant and scholarship programs and worked with international student recruiting.

Ms. Rangwala has experience teaching International Trade in Textiles, providing students with a broad understanding of the global textile and apparel industry by emphasizing current global trends, prevailing global practices, trends in production and consumption, and the United States as an importing/exporting country.

Ms. Rangwala holds a M. Sc. in Textiles & Apparel Management from
the University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri, and a M.A. in Media Communications from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. She also has a Diploma in International Tourism Management from the Indian International Trade Center, Mumbai, India. Ms. Rangwala was a Fulbright Finalist to Mauritius where she researched the impact of industrialization on lives of women and children in the textile and apparel industry.

Ms. Rangwala has lived and worked in South Africa, Turkey, Thailand and Mauritius. She has extensive experience with issues related to education and international trade related to women.

To contact Shehnaz: shehnaz@leadershipafricausa.org
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