Shebreh Kalantari Johnson

Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson

Santa Cruz City Councilwoman

Experiences as a grant writer

Personal experiences from overlapping professions

Santa Cruz Councilwomen, Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson gives some insight on work as a grant writer and councilwoman.

The most important skills when working for a community

Be able to advocate for the voices that aren’t heard

Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson discusses the key skills that are needed and used in her variety of professions.

Projects of grant writers

Every project that helps a community is memorable in some way

Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson shares some of her favorite projects and initiatives that she has been able to work on in her career.

Importance of grant writing

The smallest initiatives can leave lasting impacts

Shebreh talks about why her job as a community leader/grant writer is important to her and others and has lasting impacts on communities.

Full Podcast

Tune in to this episode of the What to Be Show to hear from Shebreh Kalintari-Johnson. Shebreh shares her powerful and inspiring career journey from immigrating from Iran at a young age to receiving her degree in psychology and French from UCSC before going on to earn her Master’s degree in social work. Shebreh is a mom, has worked for United Way, is a grant writer advocating for those in need of housing, and in June is running for Santa Cruz Supervisor for District 3. Shebreh is all of that and more, tune in to find out!