Faraha Nia

Organizing Fellow


As an Organizing Fellow at Essie, Faraha builds member leadership and engagement, and has a focus on healing, isolation breaking, and recruitment of new members.

Faraha got her start advocating with Black women and mothers as a Case Manager for Solano County in a home visiting program helping new mothers thrive. In that role, Faraha felt the power of learning facilitation skills as she honed her expertise leading prenatal and postpartum groups. Faraha first joined Essie as a woman with an incarcerated loved one, graduating from a Healing to Advocacy cohort in 2017, and facilitated cohorts in 2018 and 2019 before joining the staff team. Faraha holds a B.A in Sociology from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.