Our Team

 
 
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Lauren Patrizio Xaba

Founder & Executive Director

Lauren founded SquashDrive in August of 2009 and began serving students in the Spring 2010. As a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Lauren was a two-time All-American squash player, playing on the national championship team in 2000 and captaining the team the following year. Lauren graduated with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School with a Management concentration. Lauren sits on the board of the University of Pennsylvania Squash Board and the Northern California Squash and Racquet Association. Lauren grew up in Philadelphia and lives in San Francisco with her husband Busani and their twins Zoe and Zachary.

 
 
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Sarah Warhaftig

Program Director

Sarah joined SquashDrive in August of 2017 as Program Director. Prior to joining the Urban Squash movement, Sarah spent over 12 years working in youth development for the United States Olympic Committee, the YMCA, Brown Girl Surf, and four different schools around the country. A former professional racquetball player, Sarah is a two-time defending Colorado State Champion and was ranked 18th on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour.

 
 
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Daniel Reisman

Squash Coordinator

Daniel joined Squash Drive in June 2018. Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, he began his involvement with urban squash programs through volunteering as a coach and tutor for many years. He graduated from Connecticut College in 2018 with a B.A. in History and Government. At Connecticut College, Daniel played varsity squash for 4 years. He played at the top of the ladder, and captained the team his senior year. Daniel is a certified squash coach, and has coached kids and adults of all skill levels and abilities. In his free time, Daniel also enjoys watching soccer or movies.

 
 
 
 
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Hannah Elbaum

High School Coordinator

Hannah joined SquashDrive in August 2018. Hannah is originally from Connecticut and graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Latin American Studies and Medicine, Health, and Society. After graduating, Hannah taught a variety of grades levels and subjects in Mexico and Guatemala. Hannah played squash in high school and is excited to be back on the court!

 
 
 
 

We couldn’t do it without the support and hard work from our Board of Directors and Young Professionals Board.