Fatima Saidi has extensive experience in fundraising, grantmaking, and development, having garnered five years of experience in these areas. As the National Campaign Director for We Are All America (WAAA) at the National Partnership for New Americans, she assumes responsibility for spearheading collaborative efforts with similar organizations, honing organizers’ skills, managing communications and operations, and raising funds. Her primary aim is to uphold and augment the United States’ commitment to providing a secure haven for individuals seeking refuge, safety, and freedom by bringing together individuals from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds to promote the formation of inclusive communities.
Fatima Saidi was born in a small village located in Ghazni, Afghanistan. At the tender age of two, her family was forced to flee as refugees to Quetta, Pakistan, to escape the Taliban. In September 2013, Fatima arrived in Lewiston, Maine, as an international student at Bates College. Throughout her academic years, she acquired valuable experience through internships with reputable organizations such as the International Institute of St. Louis in Missouri, the United Nations, the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission in Kabul, Afghanistan, and the World Hazara Council in Vienna, Austria.
Fatima obtained her double major in Political Science and Religious Studies from Bates College in 2017. Subsequently, she served as a Development Coordinator and Grant Writer at the Mayor’s Office of Financial Empowerment in Boston for two years. In December 2020, she became the Development and Relations Manager at Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (MIRC).