Associate Director of Global Development

Background

For the last decade, I have worked at the intersection of programming and development, refining strategies and mobilising resources to effect change. I am a storyteller and relationship builder and my passion is human rights, particularly the rights of women and girls. I graduated with a Master’s degree in gender and international development and I am trained in programme evaluation. Prior to joining Forum, I directed campaigns and partnerships at Breakthrough, an NGO that harnesses media and popular culture to drive narrative change. While at The B Team, I supported a dynamic group of C-suite leaders to take action on climate change, corruption, and human rights. Earlier in my career, I worked as a researcher and programme evaluator with Gender at Work, and in the field of sexual and reproductive health. Between 2017 - 2021, I co-edited and published a weekly feminist newsletter. 

A recent transplant to upstate New York, I have also lived in Bangladesh, India, and the UK. I studied at the University of St Andrews and later at the LSE, and the UK will always have a place in my heart. My parents are from India and Norway, respectively, so cross-cultural communication is my jam. I enjoy being part of this global team, where I contribute by leading fundraising and strategic communications in the US. 

Dream project

Opening a feminist school and centre for the performing arts. It would host performances and offer a curriculum infused with the wisdom of scholars and activists from around the world. 

What floats my boat outside of work

Singing (I’m an opera singer), reading, listening to newsy podcasts, and being outside in nature. I grew up hiking in the mountains of Norway. I also love art galleries, wandering around new cities, and the electric energy of live theatre.

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