Sana is passionate about the power of entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development to enhance regional development. Specifically, Sana is interested in building an innovation ecosystem that improves the overall quality of life for all.
Prior to joining BII+E, Sana worked at the University of Toronto, where she conducted research that analyzed how informal entrepreneurs mobilize resources. In addition, she worked at the City of Toronto and the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade, where she conducted research to understand the barriers that governments face in adopting advanced technologies internally as well as analyzing policies that will encourage entrepreneurs to adopt emerging technologies. Before she started working in innovation policy, Sana was an HCI researcher who designed financial technologies.
Sana has an Honours Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics and Interactive Digital Media, with a minor in Statistics, from the University of Toronto. Additionally, Sana graduated with a Master of Global Affairs, specializing in Global Health, Innovation Policy, and Development.