Saraya Boghani is a Lead Academic Coach for Capella University’s School of Public Leadership. She was a 2020 Twin Cities NLC fellow and currently serves as a Twin Cities selections co-chair.
As an Academic Coach, Saraya supports graduate students all over the world as they complete degrees in Social Work, Human Services, Public Administration, Emergency Management, and Criminal Justice. She appreciates hearing from and helping adult learners navigate higher education in service to their local communities. Born west of the Twin Cities to a long line of educators, she strengthened her passion for hearing the world's stories and social justice within the walls of St. Paul's Hamline University. She completed her MS in Psychology with a specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology in 2019 with a strong focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion and organizational justice. You can find her editing a new episode of Matter of Fat: a body positive podcast with Midwest sensibilities, dreaming of the day she can replicate her grandmother’s samosas, or laughing at a high quality meme.