Ammara Ansari

“We have such a talented, dedicated, and diverse team who are working tirelessly to uplift youth across Detroit. There are many noble causes one can pursue, but I am grateful to be working on behalf of youth with a group that values learning and putting families at the center.”

Ammara Ansari is an evaluation, learning, and impact fellow with The Skillman Foundation. She has also been an organizer, campaigner, and social justice advocate for the past six years, and brings that experience into her work at The Skillman Foundation.

Ammara earned a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy.

Areas of expertise:
Facilitating conversations, building strong learning agendas, and working with our data partners to collect data that is relevant to our work around youth.

A quote that describes my outlook:
“O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” —Qur’an verse 2:153 

How I reenergize:
Cooking, being outdoors, travelling, spending time with my family and my cats, and exploring coffee culture.