My professional career in local and international development spans four continents. I have worked on gender and peacebuilding in Ghana, Senegal, India, and Canada. After spending almost ten years in international development, I transitioned to local community development in Ottawa, Canada where I focused on neighbourhood capacity building, food security, and political participation. In the last four years, I have branched into Europe with my PhD research on migration, diaspora, and youth in the Netherlands. My favourite projects range from the development of community gardens to training women in civic engagement tools.
With over 19 years of experience, I bring a creative flair to my facilitation, community development and research projects. I most enjoy using participatory methods inspired by Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Theatre of the Oppressed. I have been grateful to learn from skilled facilitators and development practitioners in Senegal, Nigeria, Mali, and Canada.
I have completed a PhD in Sociology, a Master of Conflict Studies, and a Bachelor of International Development.