Sadaf has over 10 years of experience in public policy research, advocacy and nonprofit management. Most recently, she was the vice president, policy and research at Carolina Small Business Development Fund, where she provided research and analysis on public policy issues related to community development financing and economic development in the State of North Carolina. Her previous experience also includes serving as a policy analyst and community leadership fellow at MassBudget and as a program manager at New York Jobs with Justice (now called Align NY). Sadaf holds certificates in non-profit management and community development finance. She received a Bachelor of Science in conservation & resource studies from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Urban Planning from Columbia University.