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Lauren has lived in the United States, Canada, France, Kenya, Mexico and Belgium, and has worked on assignment in many other countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. She holds Masters Degrees in international affairs and development studies from Columbia University and the Paris Institute of Political Studies.
Lauren sits on the Executive Board of Oxfam International.
At Oxfam Canada, she is advancing policy files related to economic inequality, gender budgeting, humanitarian assistance, peace and security, aid and foreign policy and women’s leadership, all with an emphasis on feminist approaches, targeting the Canadian government and multilateral fora. She is an ongoing analyst and commentator on Canada’s federal budget. Diana previously worked for the Nobel Women’s Initiative and grassroots organizations throughout Southeast Asia. She lived five years in Thailand and founded a NGO working to protect human rights defenders. She is also a steering committee member of the Women, Peace and Security Network Canada.
Prior to joining Oxfam, from 2005 to 2017, Ian coordinated the human rights and natural resources program of KAIROS Canada, a coalition of 10 national churches and religious organizations. He is a board member of MiningWatch Canada and the Maquila Solidarity Network, and holds engineering degrees from Queen’s University and the University of Toronto. A passionate cyclist and runner, he loves the month of May when his hometown of Ottawa emerges from winter and fully comes into bloom.
Dana hold a M.Sc. in Development Management from the London School of Economics and a B.A. (Hons) in Development Studies and Political Science from Queen’s University. She lives with her partner Sébastien and two children, Alexis and Sacha, in a house they built with their own hands in Wakefield, Quebec in the national capital region of Canada. Dana is a beer-loving foodie who speaks Greek, Romanian, Spanish, French and English.