Leili Herlinda Davari, a Mexican and Iranian heritage Jewish Woman of Color, joined Bend the Arc as the Bay Area Regional Organizer in March 2016. During that time, she supported leaders to organize on issues including CA Statewide immigration protections, the DREAM Act, Money Bail Reform, congressional electoral campaigning, and co-organized monthly Shabbats with and for Jewish People of Color. As of July 2019, Leili is the Selah Leadership Program Director which is currently aimed at developing Jewish Leaders of Color. Through Selah, Leili looks forward to utilizing her passion and experience to help strengthen, support, and sustain the leadership of Jewish People of Color. Leili is excited to be joining the UPSTART Change Accelerator facilitation team to support Jewish leaders and their journey towards equity-informed entrepreneurial leadership.