Sitiaishah Salim

Housing & Economic Specialist

Sitiaishah (she/her) has been the Housing & Economic Specialist at DOVE's Emergency Shelter since 2017. She was a computer technician, who developed and built motherboards and hard drives for many years, before deciding to change her career in her mid-forties. Sitiaishah went on to receive her B.A in Human Service from UMass Boston and worked as a Case Manager and later as a Recovery Specialist at Victory Programs, Inc. She originally joined DOVE in 2010 before returning to UMass Boston for her Master of Science in Human Service at 55. Upon graduation, she joined the Boston Health Care for the Homeless where she worked at one of their clinics at St. Francis House. Sitiaishah later returned to DOVE in 2017 as the Housing & Economic Specialist. In the summertime, Sitiaishah likes to fly DIY kites at Castle Island and explore Boston on her bicycle.

"I am excited to be a part of DOVE because of our nurturing culture and our commitment to justice for all."