Sana Ullah (she/her/hers) is a Program Officer at National Geographic Society (NGS) where she works closely with the Storytelling Grants Program and helps manage projects by National Geographic storytelling grantees ("Explorers"). She is also the point of contact for the COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists which has helped 200+ journalists from around the world get funded to tell stories of their local communities. (The request for proposals officially closed in August of 2021.)
Aside from grants, Ullah is a multimedia journalist with over a decade experience in creating and producing visual content. Prior to NGS, she has worked with top media companies such as Discovery Communications, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
Ullah has a passion for stories focused on women, People of Color, and/or Muslims. She is mostly known for her project, Places You'll Pray: a community engagement photo series of Muslims praying in locations outside of a mosque or designated prayer area(s).
Sana Ullah received a Bachelor of Science in digital media studies from Florida International University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Miami, Fla. and a Master of Arts in new media photojournalism from the George Washington University's Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in Washington, D.C.