Staff Spotlight: Sehade

Sehade is one of the newest members of the Habitat team, and we are already blown away by her amazing work as our ReStore Director! We hope you enjoy getting to know a little bit about her through this Q&A.

Q: How would you describe your role at Habitat/the ReStore?

A: I would say my role has many layers to it. Ensuring our store is community responsible, our team is valued and drives our core mission, and that we build a culture that fosters great relationships between our volunteers, customers, and store team.

Q: What is your history with Habitat? How long have you worked with Habitat?

A: I have been with Habitat for an exciting 4 weeks! It has been an amazing experience thus far. Growing up you hear all the great tales of what Habitat for Humanity does for their communities, so it’s a such a great feeling to be involved in that process.

Q: What do you love about Habitat?

A: What I love most is the stories! The stories of the single mom who works 2 jobs to provide for her family, and we are able to come alongside her and provide her with affordable home ownership. That to me is what it’s all about.

Q: What makes you passionate about your work?

A: I grew up as an immigrant, in a poor household. Home ownership was not something within reach for my parents, so to be able to see the impact we are making for families is heartwarming. 

Q: When you’re not at the ReStore/ Habitat, what are you up to? What do you do for fun?

A: When I’m not at RAHFH, you can catch me spending time with my husband and my 5- & 3-year-old, being the annoying parent to my 19-year-old who serves in the Air Force, or my 18-year-old who just got accepted to UW Madison (very proud mom here).

Q: What is one fun or surprising fact about you?

A: Fun fact….when I was 4 my brother and sister broke my arm by dropping the couch on it when I was trying to catch our parakeet they let loose.

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