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Fatema Basrai, MBA

Managing Director

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Fatema Basrai, MBA


Fatema currently serves as the Managing Director of InnovateHealth Yale and the Sustainable Health Initiative at Yale University.

In her role, she works with students, faculty, staff and community members to support social ventures in health and education across the globe. She is active in the global health and educational equity community and has presented nationally and locally on panels including those for DreamWeek, The American Association for University Women, and Leadership for Educational Equity.

Fatema started her career as a third grade teacher in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to leadership roles in education non-profit organizations, she also served as the Vice Chair for the San Antonio Independent School District’s 2016 Bond Committee which oversaw a $450 million dollar bond and was a founding member of SA RISE, an educational equity community organizing group in South Texas.

Fatema was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Education list for 2018 and is dedicated to ensuring educational and health equity for people globally.

Education & Training

  • MBA
    The University of Texas at San Antonio (2018)
  • BS (Hon)
    The University of Texas at Austin, Advertising (2012)

Honors & Recognition

Forbes 30 Under 30 in Education2018

Departments & Organizations