Waheera Mardah

Waheera Hadiyah Mardah is a Senior Consultant at FSG, a global social impact consulting firm, where she leads and manages a team of consultants to develop data-driven strategy solutions for private sector clients that are working to bring positive social change.  

Her background includes several roles in government, policy, and community advocacy. She previously served as the Bronx & Upper Manhattan Borough Director on the Government & Community Relations team at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. There, she led the external strategies for the Bronx and Upper Manhattan Portfolios, prioritizing equity-based strategies in the agency’s Economic Development work.  

She also served as the District Manager for the 77th Assembly District and as the Bronx Liaison for the Office of the New City Comptroller, where she worked directly with constituents to address quality of life issues, find strategic ways to develop policy around these issues, and encourage civic engagement on the state and local levels. 

In her free time, she co-leads an organization called Young African Network (YAN) that aims to civically mobilize the African constituency in New York City and engages in community service efforts through her sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, inc., an over 100 year old historically black, divine nine sorority.  

Born and raised in the Highbridge section of the Bronx and a product of the NYC public school system, Waheera graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in History and Political Science from the College of Saint Rose. She received her Master’s degree in Public Administration and Policy from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University as a Bohnett Fellow.