Shanila Sattar


Sound Alchemist (2018-present) AlwaysPlay
Use ancient modalities (sound baths, breathwork, and energy) in modern wellness for groups with anxiety, depression, stress, sleep and mood imbalance, and trauma.

Freelance Remote Project Manager and Consultant (2015-present)
Consultant on ongoing projects for PowerToFly and Smith College research labs relating to women’s wellness and societal experiences.

Research Fellow and Remote Project Manager (2010-2015) University of Massachusetts

Implicit Social Cognition Laboratory; Dr. Nilanjana Dasgupta

• Recruited participants for a NSF/NIH multi-year national study regarding retention of adolescent girls in STEM and implicit bias in 10 private institutions under NSF’s advisor of increasing diversity in STEM; increased participation across all schools by 75%
• Collected on-site observational data across U.S. middle schools and administer implicit association tests through Project Implicit
• Set up systems for back end data analysis, and code quantitative and qualitative data (Qualtrics, SPSS, Stata, and Excel)
• Managed and train a team of 9 research assistants in multiple sites across the U.S.
• Managed multi-year budget to adhere to grant specifications and served as the liaison between schools, researchers, and third-party software vendors

Project Manager and Co-founder (2008-2015) AlwaysPlay Web Design and Development

•Wrote proposals with technical specifications, budgets, and timelines for clients seeking web development, databases, and design services
•Created UI/UX mock-ups, wireframes for websites, and design elements for marketing
•Worked closely with designers, developers, and clients (on-site and virtual) to maximize usability of final web product, flow of user interaction, and accessibility
• Monitored company’s analytics and grew start-up company from a team of three to 8


Data Management and Analysis: Comprehensive Meta-Analysis, SPSS, Qualtrics, Excel, and SurveyMonkey

Project management software: BaseCamp, SalesLead, Asana, Tableau, and Trello

Basic Programming: HTML, CSS, Arduino, Python, and Processing

Perception Analyzer: DialSmith

General: Mac and Windows, Adobe Suites (PhotoShop, Illustrator, Creative Cloud), Microsoft Suites, and Horizon

AlwaysPlay –
Top 10 Web Design Agencies (2012); Top interactive website award (2014)
Smith College –
Diversity Representative
UMASS – Inclusion and Diversity Science Assistant
Jess Phoenix Campaign – Data Analysis & Metrics Team
SPSSI – Diversity Travel Award Winner
Girl Develop It – Study Group Leader
Huffington Post – Contributor


2019 California Mental Health Services Authority Mini Grant
2019 California Mental Health Services Authority Mini Grant
2019 Gemma Mental Health Authority Grant
2019 Vet Services Grant
2010-2015 National Science Foundation Team


2019 GIRLBOSS RALLY, BeConference, Circular Summit, Powerful.U, WITMA, WellnessCon


SMITH COLLEGE B.A Psychology; Arts & Technology
Psi Chi; Dean’s List