My career has been in the pursuit of creating social impact and serving mission-driven organizations. As a consultant, I advise some of the world’s leading foundations and funders to catalyze high-impact philanthropy. Grounded in human-centred design, I support organizations through navigating complex problems, unlocking innovation, and embracing the art of the possible. My clients range from private foundations to public grantmaking agencies across North America and Europe.
As a former nonprofit executive, I’ve led an advocacy organization to develop Canada’s first national reading strategy, a research institute combating Islamophobia, and a frontline social service agency that supports low-income communities. At the heart of all my work has been a commitment to equity and ensuring that any solution to a social problem centres those most directly affected.
I believe deeply in democratic leadership and strive to embody its ideals in all my roles. My most valued asset is the ability to bridge worlds and translate across tribes; in Malcolm Gladwell’s terms, I am the consummate Connector. That spirit is carried with me in all my volunteer roles as well. I currently serve on the board of Amnesty International Canada to advance human rights and the Inspirit Foundation to promote pluralism in Canada.
In 2015, I was selected to be an Ariane de Rothschild Fellow at Cambridge University, UK, specializing in social entrepreneurship.
Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship
University of Cambridge, 2015
Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology