Sandria M. Washington, a proud South Side Chicago native, has amassed an impressive 14 year media career as a writer, editor and publishing executive, alongside nurturing her passions for personal development, community volunteerism, philanthropy and health advocacy. Currently, Sandria is Executive Editor and a Senior Writer at BlackDoctor.org, the #1 healthy lifestyle website for African Americans. In her role, she oversees culturally-relevant content that touches more than 24 million readers each month – a daily charge that provides life-changing and life-saving content to the people who need it most. She is a longtime volunteer with several local and national organizations and has facilitated youth empowerment workshops for The Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League, Young Women’s Leadership Charter School and Illinois Caucus of Adolescent Health. In 2012, Sandria was awarded a competitive Harriet Tubman Trailblazer Fellowship by the groundbreaking health organization GirlTrek and has served as a leader within the organization for more than four years, empowering Black women to reclaim their health, families and communities through walking. As a certified yoga teacher (CYT) she has taught weekly yoga classes on the South Side of Chicago at Gary Comer Youth Center, as well as workshops for Chicago Public Schools, Columbia College and nonprofits throughout the city. Sandria is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Advertising.