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YNPN RVA Member Highlight: Wad Khalafalla, Spread the Vote

Each month, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network RVA (YNPN RVA) will be sharing highlights of their members.  If you’d like to become a member of YNPN RVA for 2019, go here.

Name: Wad Khalafalla

Job Title: Deputy State Director

Organization: Spread the Vote 

Why did you join YNPN RVA and when?

I joined YNPN RVA in 2019 to expand my network, meet people with similar views, and for career development opportunities.

What is your career background?

My background spans from working with a U.S. Congressional Delegation to  local governments and nonprofits. The majority of my work has been centered around communications, but I also enjoyed my time as an Operations Manager and Strategic Business Consultant. I was recently promoted from Field Organizer to Deputy State Director at Spread the Vote.

What are your career goals?

How does one answer this question? To impact masses. To live freely. To create sustainable change.

Why do you do what you do?

Because I love helping people. I believe in standing up for injustice, and it doesn’t hurt that I get to create my own schedule.

Favorite thing to do in Richmond?

Go to Tuesday Verses, a local open mic night! The crowd is beautiful, the energy is light, the space is healing.

If you were to take over the YNPN RVA Instagram page for a day, what would you show us?

The wonderful work my organization is doing. Then there would probably be a food tour, most definitely a food tour.

What else should we know about you?
I’m a Black Sudanese-American Immigrant Muslim Woman. I am the crux of intersectionality. I love to travel and have a travel blog (www.wanderlustwad.com). IG: @wanderlustwad

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