Sadaf Padder is a curator, educator and advocate. Born in the UK, raised in the East Coast and of a South-Asian background, she is globally oriented. She is founder of Alpha Arts Alliance, a BK-based agency focused on representation in arts and community partnerships. She is Lead Curator for the Long Island City Arts Open. In her personal artistic practice, Sadaf is an arts manager, abstract painter, jeweler and henna artist. She believes in art as a tool of connectivity and healing.