Sanika Salim

Manager, Advocacy & Engagement

World Food Program USA

Sanika Salim is the Manager of Advocacy and Engagement at World Food Program USA, bringing over five years of progressive experience in public service working in the federal government and the nonprofit sector.

Sanika began her career in public service in 2014 as a Family Center Associate for CentroNía, where she worked with communities of the diaspora and helped them acclimate to their new home through family support programs. Between 2016 and 2019, Sanika worked for her hometown Senator, Tom Carper (D-DE), where she climbed the office rank from legislative intern at the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, to staff assistant, assistant to the Chief, and Legislative Correspondent. As a Legislative Correspondent, Sanika specialized in healthcare, immigration and women’s rights issues.

Afterwards, Sanika joined UNICEF USA as the Community Engagement Associate where she managed the grassroots volunteer program by leading the engagement and advocacy strategy for the MidAtlantic region.

Sanika Salim is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts in Women & Gender Studies and Political Science.