SIERRA RAUBENHEIMER

    Board Member

    Sierra is a 4th-year student at the University of Victoria where she is getting her bachelors in human geography with a concentration in urban health and development. Sierra started working with Uganda for Her in September 2017 as an intern and peer educator. During her internship, she started the Pad 4 Her project. The project’s business model employs local women to create the pads, and then the pads are delivered to girls in need throughout Kampala and rural villages. In her short time in Uganda, she saw the need for girls to have access to reusable sanitary pads and opened up her imagination to create this project. Previous to working at Uganda 4 Her she was an English teacher to refugees in Victoria, BC and gained valuable teaching experience, which she has implemented at Uganda for Her. 

    • Location: Canada

      Jennifer Hessmiller

      Board Chair

      Jennifer is a nonprofit professional with over four years of experience in program development and support for U.S. and U.K. based nonprofit organizations focused on social justice causes. She has an MA in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews and an MSc in Africa and International Development from the University of Edinburgh. Her MSc dissertation brought her to Uganda for six weeks, where she conducted research on behalf of a nonprofit working to improve primary education in predominantly rural communities. Through this research, she realized the stark difference in attendance and performance rates between boys and girls, with young girls having both lower exam scores and higher rates of absence. Jennifer firmly believes in the importance of equal access and opportunity to education and is excited to assist Uganda for Her Initiative  to empower the girl child and her community in Uganda.

      • Location: USA

      Prof. Dr. Kate Kingsbury

      Board Member

      Prof. Dr. Kate possesses a doctorate in Anthropology from University of Oxford. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta. Her expertise includes anthropology of gender, medical anthropology and anthropology of youth in Africa. Kate is a prolific writer, penning numerous journalistic pieces, business publications, as well as academic articles, in English and in French. She is currently a researcher at the Evolution, Complexity, Cognition group which is part of the Global Brain Institute. Kate has much experience researching and writing about iniquities suffered by girls and women due to structural violence. Kate is an ardent supporter of equal rights and is passionate about redressing gender inequalities.

      • Location: Canada
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      Bonnie Baguley

      Marketing and Development

      Bonnie is a marketing consultant and the founder and director of Wild Mind Creative, a marketing resource for authors. She is passionate about leveraging marketing skills for the greater good and has worked with organizations in a range of locations including Australia, Honduras, Guatemala and the United States. She has previously been a board member for Open International, a US-based non-profit, and holds a Bachelor of Business.

      • Location: Australia
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