Kristen de Graaf joined the Watipa team on 1 June 2018. Welcome Kristen!
Kristen joins us part-time as the new Executive Officer at Watipa. She is from Canada and has recently relocated to London. Having started her career as a registered nurse she moved to the public health and development sector and pursued a masters of reproductive and sexual health research to fulfill her passion to link health with policy, research and advocacy.
Kristen was drawn to Watipa because or her desire and intention to work towards an equal society where access to education is universal. She values education as it expands opportunities, fosters leadership and grows communities from the ground up.
Kristen is also an Associate and Project Coordinator with ATHENA, a global network of individual and institutional members working towards gender equality and human rights in the HIV response, and she also continues to work as a registered nurse on a casual basis.
Great to have Kristen as part of the Watipa team!