Interim Executive Director, Program Director
Kristen is an international development practitioner with over 10 years experience in global project management and multilateral cooperation. She holds a Masters in Development Practice, specializing in Global Health and Sustainable Development, as well as a Bachelors in Environment Resource and Business Studies. Through her experiences working across Africa and Asia, Kristen has gained deep understanding and appreciation of the importance of cross-sectoral and cross-cultural understanding. Kristen brings extensive knowledge of food security, MEL(monitoring, evaluation and learning), and women’s economic empowerment to her role within the VWB/VSF Canada team from her time with WUSC, CIDA, the Guyana Red Cross, and SEW Tanzania. She is passionate about improving the lives of the most vulnerable through international cooperation and committed to strengthening communities’ relationships with animals and their environment.