Diana joins the ADRA team in the capacity of Gender Equality Specialist from Nairobi, Kenya. She obtained a BA in Psychology (2005), a Master of Science (MSSW) (2007) and PhD in Social Work (2011) all from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in the US. She has several years of experience lecturing courses in Research Methods, Gender, Development and Policy Studies at the University level and has worked on several projects as a Research Consultant with various organizations in Kenya.
Diana’s interests include gender issues, evaluation of systems, and sexual and reproductive health matters. She is trained in both quantitative and qualitative research methods and has published several articles and presented in various conferences around the world. Diana has worked with diverse and marginalized populations from refugees, the homeless, to poor women and children in rural and urban slums.
Diana’s passion is aligned to ADRA’s mission of working with people is poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering people and responsible action. Diana is committed to enhancing effective, efficient and quality service delivery through gender and cultural sensitive and responsive policies and programs amongst the ADRA Canada team, our stakeholders and the clients we serve. In her free time, Diana enjoys traveling, reading, listening to music, and spending time with vulnerable populations in service.