Rahwa Meharena

Chief of Staff and Operations

Having worked on social justice issues for more than a decade, Rahwa Meharena is committed to addressing educational and health disparities in underserved communities.

Throughout her career, Rahwa has applied her ability to solve complex challenges efficiently and effectively for a variety of businesses. Prior to Partners, she served as chief of staff for a consulting firm and an operations manager for a non-profit organization. Rahwa is recognized most for her strong work ethic and her ability to inspire and connect diverse teams. 

Rahwa has an M.A. in international relations from Hult International Business School in London and a dual B.A. in Journalism and Africana Studies from the University of Northern Colorado. 

In her free time, Rahwa enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and serving as a board member of a nonprofit organization helping to provide permanent housing to San Franciscans who suffer from serious health issues.

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” – Audre Lorde