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Faces of SAL: Naria Santa Lucia

Welcome to the SAL board, Naria Santa Lucia!

To welcome Naria to the board, we spoke to her about her favorite book as a kid, her philanthropic work, and her love for WITS . . . 

When you’re not doing SAL Board things, you can be found…
Running, hiking with my husband, nagging my teenage kids, getting frustrated on the golf course, watching true crime/murder shows, and of course, reading!!

Favorite book as a kid (and why)?
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. It tells the story of a young girl in Hiroshima who died of leukemia following radiation from the atomic bomb that was dropped by the U.S. during World War II. It was such a sad book, but it carried such an important message about hope and peace. And I loved it told the story of such a brave and strong Asian heroine, which was quite rare in those days (and even today)!

Before I came to SAL (and/or my current occupation), I . . .
I currently lead the Digital Inclusion team within Microsoft Philanthropies. We help people and communities around the world gain the skills they need to increase their job and livelihood opportunities in the digital economy.

Favorite SAL event (and why)?
I love WITS! I was lucky enough to have WITS at my kids’ elementary school and I was blown away by how the WITS instructors were able to nurture and develop their voice and their confidence.

What emoji best represents you (and why)?
The palm in the face. Because it feels like life.

Thank you so much, Naria! We’re so thrilled to have you on the SAL board!

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