Our People

Zeeba Khalili

Learning and Evaluation Manager

“I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing.” Hillel

I am dedicated to searching for clear, effective solutions to the complex problems challenging our communities. My career began mentoring high school students from marginalized communities, and mentoring led me to philanthropy with the hope of addressing inequities on a larger scale.

The top three skills I possess are strong interpersonal skills, creative thinking and enthusiasm in the face of challenge. Serving as a Momentum Fellow and focusing on research and evaluation requires me to tap into all of these skills, especially when evaluating the impact of our grantees in the face of institutional challenges. I get to spend time reading countless examples of how organizations have used Marguerite Casey Foundation funding to train leaders and engage families.

After growing up in the Midwest and spending a decade on the East Coast, I am happy to be in Seattle. I started at Marguerite Casey Foundation in 2017 and will serve as a Momentum Fellow until 2019.