Irfana Jetha Noorani is the deputy director of the 11th Street Bridge Park, a project of Building Bridges Across the River, in Washington D.C. Along with fundraising for the Bridge Park, Jetha Noorani works closely with local stakeholders to plan community-driven programs like the annual Anacostia River Festival and other placekeeping initiatives in the adjoining neighborhoods. She also promotes the project’s work around equity by providing planning and implementation support on the Bridge Park’s Equitable Development Plan.

Previously, Jetha Noorani worked with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in the Performing Arts Program and for New York Live Arts as the manager of Institutional Giving. She was also an arts management fellow at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Jetha Noorani holds a BA in Dance & Movement Studies and International Relations from Emory University in her hometown of Atlanta, GA.