Grace joined CDA in 2018. For her first year, she primarily focused on supporting two collaborative learning projects (CLPs): Stopping as Success (SAS) and Collective Impact in Peacebuilding and one research and development engagement: Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium (PEC). She conducted research, planned regional consultations, wrote blogs and Issue Papers, and provided overall support to the CLPs.
Since April 2019, Grace has managed the SAS project, focused on understanding responsible approaches to transitions or exits from development and peacebuilding contexts, in collaboration with Peace Direct, Search for Common Ground and CDA. In this, she leads on Issue Paper development and regional consultation planning. In the coming year, she will create resources, tools and additional thought pieces to support locally-led development in responsible transitions.
In addition to supporting SAS and other CLPs, Grace supports communication and development efforts at CDA. She manages the Strategic Communications Associate and helps maintain the overall communications strategy for CDA.
Outside of CDA, Grace experiments with a variety of art mediums, including painting, poetry, and, most recently, printmaking. She finds joy in uninterrupted TV binge watching and conversations over coffee. Grace received her Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence from Brandeis University’s Heller School of Social Policy and Management in Waltham, MA.