Cherrie is a recent International Relations graduate from the University of British Columbia, where she complemented her degree with field research in Ethiopia on civil unrest surrounding presidential term limit extensions, as well as a policy project on Canada-Asia trade and human rights. Formerly the Sustainable Development Assistant at the BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC), Cherrie brings experience in data collection and public engagement with diverse community stakeholders on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
At PeaceGeeks, Cherrie bridges her passions for global humanitarian issues and technology. Beyond contributing her skills in design, she is particularly drawn to learning how human rights defenders and grassroots changemakers can leverage technology in conflict affected areas, as well as navigate politics and peacekeeping in the digital space. Cherrie supports the organization through web and print design, branding, digital outreach, as well as research for PeaceGeeks' program to respond to violent extremism in online spaces.