From strategizing design sprints to pushing pixels, Cherrie is PeaceGeeks' Design Lead. Her primary focus is on PeaceGeeks' Arrival Advisor app and settlement-related projects, where she engages with newcomers and settlement workers to turn their challenges and insights into impactful user experiences that help new immigrants and refugees to Canada find the services and information they need. Asides from UX/UI design, Cherrie manages PeaceGeeks' branding, and codes emails and annual reports (for fun!).
Before design, Cherrie was formerly a bit of a chameleon at PeaceGeeks. She has led initiatives across our internal operations including coordinating our #GiveItUp4Peace fundraising campaign, running our PeaceTalks speaker series, and managing our digital marketing.
Prior to PeaceGeeks, Cherrie studied International Relations, did field research in Ethiopia on civil unrest surrounding presidential term limit extensions, and coordinated province-wide data collection and mapping for the BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC)'s map of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Her passion for PeaceGeeks comes from the ability to bridge her passions for tech and global peace and security.
ALTERNATE JOB TITLES:
Executive Curator of Emojis and GIFs (pronounced with a hard 'g') and Doer of All Things
CHERRIE GETS GEEKY ABOUT:
Making things from scratch, traveling solo, obscure-ish electronica, muay thai, and other people's passion projects
"If you want something different, you need to do something different."