Sienna Abdulahad is a scholar, activist, and practitioner focused on equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
Abdulahad holds an M.A.Ed. in Education from Virginia Tech and a B.S. in Marketing & Management from Siena College. Abdulahad has served as a campus leader for over a decade, working with diverse groups of college students inside and outside the classroom. She strives to impact students’ lives by exposing them to various theories and practices grounded in Black feminist thought.
In her previous role as Director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Tulane, she worked to secure increased funding and staffing support to serve all Tulane students across multiple campus locations. Additionally, she worked with Housing and Residence Life to establish the 1963 Collective, a residential learning community focused on the African Diaspora, and secured funding from the Title IX office to launch My Sister’s Keeper, providing holistic support and community for women of color at Tulane.
She also assessed and redesigned the Community Engagement Advocates program in collaboration with the Center for Public Service to provide a more comprehensive, accessible, and engaging experience for participants, student facilitators, community partners, and other stakeholders. This included establishing an equity, diversity, and inclusion workshop for first-year students and developing a cohort of graduate student Community Engagement Advocates.
In her free time, Abdulahad spends time with her husband and two sons.
Lastly, she is the co-author of The Table: Stories from Black Women in Student Affairs and hosts the Faculty Fridays Podcast, which focuses on shifting the narrative on research with faculty doing work relevant to communities of color.