I'm a feminist and international development professional who is passionate about working for human rights, particularly with individuals and groups that experience discrimination and inequality.
I have over a decade of professional experience across four continents. I currently work as Global Lead for Digital Development at Plan International, where I have the exciting task of looking at how technology and digital tools can be used to promote human rights, and girls' rights in particular. Relatedly, I also sit on the first ever Advisory Council for the Principles for Digital Development, stewarded by the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL).
Previously I've worked with Sahmakum Teang Tnaut in Cambodia on urban land rights issues, ActionAid Malawi on urban governance, and the Helsinki Deaconess Institute on the rights of irregular and undocumented migrants. I'm a proud alumni of the University of St Andrews (MA Economics-International Relations) and the School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS (MSc Development Studies). Have a look at my Linkedin profile for more.
A Helsinki resident, I'm also engaged in local politics as a member of the Green Party (Vihreät De Gröna). I sit on the city's education board's Swedish section, and I'm also the chair of Finland's Swedish Greens (Grifi).
Any spare time I get I spend with my daughter, husband, and Cambodian street cat. As well as desperately trying to keep my various plants alive, and myself reasonably fit.