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Born in Amman, Jordan, Sara Hindi has lived back and forth between Jordan and Central Indiana. Sara graduated from IUPUI with a Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in Innovation and Social Change, and in May of 2022, she was appointed as the Public Affairs Manager for the Indianapolis City-County Council where she oversees communications and media relations. Sara is also the proud alum of two local leadership programs — IndyHub’s 1828 Leadership Project Class X and Hoosier Women Forward Class 4. Over to you, Sara!
My Maven Superpower is … a positive attitude and a strong selfie game.
A fun fact about me is … My friends and I went skydiving last year. My mom’s response when she found out I was going: “How? You’re scared of everything.” My response: “Exactly. Just trying to be more adventurous and get out of my comfort zone.”
The best book I’ve read lately is … Graduate school kept me away from reading for fun, but the most recent book I have read and enjoyed is “Arab Indianapolis” by Edward E. Curtis. I even wrote a review about it.
The skill I most want to learn is … how to cook.
My first job was … a babysitter.
The best career advice I can offer is … Find a mentor and be a mentor. I am grateful for the mentors that I have. They have taught me about the importance of speaking up and standing tall, writing down everything I accomplish, and have helped guide me through important decision-making. Being a mentor is also important because it’s our way of giving back and investing in others in honor of those who have invested in us.
A purchase I’ve been loving lately is … The Air Matte Liquid Lipstick by NARS from Sephora (color: Surrender – taupe nude). It’s the best!
Self-care habit I swear by is … I have a few: laughing with friends, yoga, or taking long walks outside.
My favorite non-profit to support is … I serve on the board of Women4Change and the ACLU of Indiana. They are both amazing local nonprofits who are committed to making our city and state a better place for everyone through advocacy, community organizing, and public policy.
I feel most confident when … I dress up and wear a statement necklace. How I dress definitely impacts how I feel.
The thing I’ve been binging lately is … TV shows (I primarily watch drama/comedy). I just finished watching “Spinning Out” on Netflix. I
am currently watching “Abbot Elementary” on Hulu.
Some of my favorite concerts I’ve ever been to are … Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, and J. Cole.
My enneagram type is … 2 (the helper) with a wing 3 (the achiever).
A Maven you should know is … Arwa Ghalawan. Arwa is a fabulous mom, friend, community advocate, and a diversity and inclusion professional in IT.
The thing I’d like to celebrate with the Maven community is … I have been named to Arab America Foundation’s “30 Under 30” Class of 2022.
Amanda Rooksberry is a fall editorial intern for Indy Maven. She is currently a junior at Butler University as a Theatre and Creative Media & Entertainment double major. She is very excited to be working with Indy Maven!
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