New NGC Board Member Shihadah Saleem

Shihadah “Shay” Saleem is Senior Manager of Teen Leadership and Alumni Programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. As a co-founder of GOALS (Greater Opportunities Advancing Leadership and Science) and manager of the long-standing Youth Leadership at the Intrepid Museum, she develops and delivers programs and workshops for diverse audiences. Shay understands the importance of collective impact, holding space for the involvement and support of Black and Brown communities, and engaging sustainable practices for the success of all youth. Shay’s passion is in teaching and mentoring young women, introducing them to the myriad of possibilities and opportunities in STEM careers.
 
“We are so pleased to welcome Shay Saleem to our Board of Directors. Shay has been a long-time partner and colleague. Her passion and expertise, especially in providing youth-led opportunities will greatly inform our ongoing and future initiatives.”
- Karen Peterson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Read more about our newest board member in the press release.