Vice President, External Affairs
Sodiqa Williams joined Safer Foundation in 2014
Sodiqa Williams joined Safer Foundation in 2014 as Associate Vice President for Policy and Strategy. In 2016, she was named Vice President, External Relations, also overseeing Safer’s research & analysis, quality assurance, and marketing and communications initiatives.
Prior to joining Safer Foundation, she served as the Senior Presidential Assistant, Speechwriter, and Senior Advisor to two American Bar Association Presidents; was a project manager at Conlon and Dunn Public Strategies, and worked for 8th Ward Alderwoman Michelle Harris and then-Lt. Governor Pat Quinn. Sodiqa also served as an Obama Delegate and joined the Illinois Democratic Delegation in Charlotte, North Carolina for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Sodiqa earned her undergraduate degree In Politics (cum laude) from Princeton University. In May 2011, she received her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she earned a certificate in Environmental and Energy Law and received three CALI awards for the highest grade achieved in Legal Writing I, International Environmental Law and the Environmental Law Clinic. She was sworn into the Illinois bar on November 10, 2011 and is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Illinois.
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