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Expanding Our Roots: Sarina Mohan

"Expanding Our Roots: Global Conversations With 821" is an online interview series hosted by The 821 Project. The purpose of the series is to showcase the cultural diversity, global connections, and social consciousness of the people of southeast Louisiana as well as those who work to expand southeast Louisiana's roots to the world through works that promote social justice and global citizenship.

The series presents community organizers, community leaders, and residents living in southeast Louisiana who come from different parts of the world or who work to promote global citizenship, multiculturalism, and social justice in our regional community.

This interview is with Sarina Mohan. Sarina is the Executive Director of Global New Orleans (formally known as the New Orleans Citizens Diplomacy Council). She has nearly two decades of non-profit and cultural management experience including eleven years in program management, education, and fund development at the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans. Sarina has worked in the fields of architecture and heritage preservation, cultural tourism, and museum and art education across the country in Miami, New York City, and Portland, Oregon, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and her Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Rutgers University. An avid traveler and proud child of an Indian immigrant and Irish New Yorker, Sarina has a lifelong passion for cultural exchange and relishes every opportunity to explore, make new friends, and taste and cook local delicacies.


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