Now 20 years old, Sarina Dayal reflects on the six years she’s spent serving on the Tarsadia Foundation’s Junior Board with her sister and cousins. As she explains, the Junior Board helped learn about international and place-based family philanthropy while also imparting leadership skills. Sarina also offers insight into addressing a position of privilege among peers and grantees as well as the foundation’s role in cementing family values.
About Sarina Dayal:
Sarina Dayal is a first-generation Indian-American from Garden Grove, California. She has been an active member of the Tarsadia Foundation Junior Board since 2010 where she and her family work to engage and empower under-served communities. Sarina is also a leadership team member for Youth Philanthropy Connect and helps to bridge connections and experiences among other youth philanthropists. She is in her third year at UC Davis studying Sustainable Environmental Design and Middle East/South Asia Studies.