Diana joined the ADRA team to serve in the capacity of Gender Equality Specialist. She comes to us 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. Her specialties 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. Her 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 among 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.