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Editing Your Life Story With Sanam Charlton


Sanam is a graduate of the University of Florida with degrees in Accounting and International Development and Humanitarian Assistance, with an MA from Mercer University in Early Childhood Education. From the beginning, she was well aware of her desire to make an impact within her community and therefore has spent most of her professional career working behind the scenes at various non-profit organizations that address economic and environmental challenges faced by communities. Additionally, Sanam spent over two years as an elementary school teacher, cultivating the minds of her students and nurturing their holistic selves. It was during her role as Operations Manager at The Honor Foundation that she discovered, with the support of her colleagues, her WHY: her purpose, inspiration, and passion.

As a first-generation college student, Sanam learned early on to be patient, persistent, and resourceful in order to forge her own path to success. She has a deep understanding of the importance of mentorship and the impact it can have on a person’s professional and personal life. She has always found purpose in helping others see what they are capable of so they can choose to find success and happiness in what they do.

As JIT’s Employment & Resource Managing Coordinator, Sanam is taking on responsibility for researching, communicating, and coordinating critical resources for the short and long-term employment success of our youth. This critical information and essential individual guidance will assist participants in obtaining meaningful employment, defining who they are as individuals, achieving financial stability and security, and cultivating relationships and connections to achieve their goals.

In her free time, Sanam enjoys reading and relaxing at the beach. She spends her weekends playing board games with her friends and scouting out new restaurants with her husband.


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