Bio: Emily Shamsid-Deen


Emily Shamsid-Deen

Emily Shamsid-Deen is the Owner and Principal of ESD Consulting, which provides facilitation and consultation services to help organizations create equity based, values driven change through transformational leadership practices. Emily brings over 17 years of experience in nonprofit management and has worked in the areas of leadership development, advocacy, racial equity, nonprofit capacity building, domestic violence, disease prevention, and community engagement. Emily’s career has been spent committed to—and has primarily worked with—disfranchised and marginalized communities. Emily also taught as an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Denver in the Graduate School of Social Work teaching social welfare policy analysis and practice. Regardless of her role, Emily approaches all her work with a social justice framework. Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Black Studies and a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management with a Certificate in Program Development & Evaluation. Most recently, Emily worked as a Community Engagement Manager implementing equity driven, community, and organizational advocacy efforts including running a statewide voter engagement program for human service nonprofits. Emily strives to create relationships with transparency and honesty in order to effectively advance organizational goals.