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Empowerment Coach

Whether as a community leader and volunteer, academic researcher or summer camp owner, Sunni's career has been defined by a singular commitment to children. She has been an avid fundraiser, community advocate and board member for a wide range of organizations including the Brain Injury Association of Texas, Jewish Family Service Houston, Girl Scouts of America, The Shlenker School and Emery Weiner School. Sunni currently acts as the Chair of the Chancellor's Parent Leadership Society and has become an active alumnae of CU Boulder. Before her work as a volunteer and community leader, Sunni advocated for many special needs children and worked as a researcher and education liaison at The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) and the University of Texas Medical School. As part of a brain injury study, she advocated for more than 300 children ages 6-16, assisting in their return to school after injury and helping to develop a questionnaire for the diagnosis of Mild Brain Injury Syndrome. While pursuing her M.Ed. at the University of Houston, she worked on a research project examining reading curriculum in elementary schools. Prior to that she taught preschool at the Becker Early Childhood Center, earned her B.S. in Child Psychology from the University of Colorado, and also lead a youth pilgrimage to Israel with 72 16-and 17-year-olds. The summer camp tradition is strong with Sunni, attending camp for 14 years as a camper. For Sunni, the establishment of Camp Lantern Creek allowed her to marry her strengths as an advocate and educator to her background as a community leader bringing a new vision of summer camping to Texas children. Currently Sunni works as a coach to help girls and young women advocate for themselves and become their best versions, just as she did at Camp Lantern Creek. Sunni is a visionary of inspiring young women and girls to be confident independent young leaders to help make our world a better place!