AWAZ Program Assistant
Firoza Jhabvala has a BA from Pomona College in International Relations and a master’s degree in education from UCLA. She ran a learning center in Delhi for SEWA Delhi before returning to the United States to follow her teaching career in East and South Los Angeles. Working in these communities inspired her to learn Spanish to add to her Hindi and English languages.
Since her retirement, Firoza has turned to community work, helping people get rental aid and basic food and health services. She began volunteering at SAN during the pandemic in helping to bring these services to the South Asian community. Firoza has a strong sense of justice and human rights, believing that everyone has a right to a life with dignity, a sense that has brought her to AWAZ at SAN.
Besides working at SAN, Firoza is on the board of Hearts ForSight (serving visually impaired people), and on the board of Sierra Club Inspiring Connections Outdoors. Besides being a writer, documenting people’s stories, she is also a proud motherand grandmother.