Sanjana Bijlani

In her work as Associate Director, Sanjana seeks to support all students in identifying resources that meet their needs and that will allow them to center their identities and lived experiences. She works to begin these conversations using a trauma-informed, collaborative approach to respect each individual's agency to decide their next steps.

Sanjana received a Master's in Social Work degree from Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice, where she worked as a high school case manager at Norristown Area High School, and as a group facilitator with the Nationalities Service Center, a refugee resettlement agency in Philadelphia. She received her undergraduate degree in English and French from UC Berkeley. As an undergraduate, she helped facilitate and develop student and community programming with the Gender Equity Resource Center, The Multicultural Community Center, and CalSLAM, a spoken word poetry organization. 

Sanjana is committed to trying to hold space for the multitude of identities and lived experiences that shape us and how we move through the world. She welcomes all students, staff, and faculty to email her at sbijlani@upenn.edu or to drop by PWC to learn more about the center's programming and resources.