Sadaf Minapara joined the Center on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law (CDDRL) as the communications and program associate in April 2012. She brings a range of skills and experience to CDDRL as well as a passion for international development. In this new role at the Center, Minapara will provide support and coordination to the Draper Hills Summer fellowship program, specifically in connecting the program’s alumni to a more integrated learning network and developing new communications platforms.
Before coming to Stanford, Minapara worked for One Million Lights, a non-profit organization based in Palo Alto, CA committed to providing solar LED lights to under-resourced and energy poor communities in the developing world, where she acted as program manager. She contributed to the organization through the design of a distribution program for international volunteers and an environmental energy program for schools.
Minapara lived in New Delhi, India as a Princeton-in-Asia fellow from 2010-11 at The Energy and Resources Institute a leading global think-tank and research institute in the field of energy, sustainable development and policy. As a visiting researcher, she contributed to program design, business development and conducted fieldwork on rural energy access.
Minapara holds a Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley in political science and South and Southeast Asian civilization.