Administrative and Grants Associate
Arya Samuelson is a writer and grants professional with a passion for helping organizations tell their story. Since 2015, Arya has worked as a freelance grant writer for social justice organizations and documentaries across the country. She currently serves as the part-time Grants Associate at Shalom Task Force.
Arya also brings five years of direct service advocacy experience. She has served as a volunteer advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence at Call to Safety, as well as the Supportive Housing Specialist at Neighbors Together, where she helped homeless adults with mental illness to secure stable housing.
Arya graduated from Anthropology at Reed College, with a focus in gender studies and development. Arya also holds a MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College and is currently working on her first novel and teaching online writing workshops. When she isn’t working (or writing), she is singing, making plant medicines, studying somatic therapies, or scouting out adorable dogs.