Meena Naik is an associate director at JFF. She focuses on skills-based learning initiatives, partnering with organizations and education providers to support the implementation of best practices in skills-based learning as a bridge between postsecondary education and careers.
Before joining JFF, Meena served as the program director for Career Connect at the University of North Texas, where she spearheaded UNT’s efforts with the marketable skills credential program and was the university’s comprehensive learner record architect. Before that, she served as the faculty and staff development coordinator and as the associate director of UNT’s Learning Center.
Meena is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas. She holds a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and Student Development and Affairs from Drexel University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego.
Meena spends her time buried in books and volunteering within in a variety of roles in the Shia Ismaili Muslim community supporting programming for college students, and offers her time to projects related to instructional design, training program development, and scaling national approaches for asset-based community development. If she can escape her work, volunteer, and student life, she enjoys thru hiking, swimming, and boxing.