Radical Communicators Network

Zaineb Mohammed

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Zaineb Mohammed


Chicago, IL

Zaineb Mohammed is a writer and communications strategist based in Columbus, Ohio. Currently, she is the Communications Director at the Kataly Foundation where she leads the foundation’s efforts to share its learnings about wealth redistribution and racial justice grantmaking and investment practices with the field of philanthropy.

As a social change communicator now working within the field of philanthropy, Zaineb is committed to interrogating power and centering the experiences of those most harmed by injustice. Prior to entering philanthropy, Zaineb served as the Communications Director at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights where she led the organization’s work to change the narrative around punishment and public safety.

A former journalist, fact-checker, college admissions officer, and paralegal, she took a long, meandering journey before finding her path in the world of communications and narrative strategy.

Three words that describe you:
Skeptical, Inquisitive, Reflective

Your favorite food:

I will travel far for a good lobster roll.

What is your vision for RadComms?

My vision for RadComms is a network where communicators who want to transform unjust systems learn together and strengthen our collective efforts to tell exciting, new stories about the future world we want to build.