Simone Chia-Kangata joined the CYRRC as Project Manager in May 2017. Simone brings over twelve years of experience in research and evaluation; project design, implementation and management; and knowledge mobilization. Simone has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Public Administration from Concordia University and a Bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies from McGill University. She has worked in the public sector and NGO sector in Ottawa, the UK, Kenya, Somaliland and Nova Scotia and has served on Municipal government in Nova Scotia.
Dorine Akwiri works as the Knowledge Mobilization Assistant at AMSSA and CYRRC. Based in Vancouver, Dorine is currently a graduate student in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from Moi University. She worked in the NGO and public sector in Kenya before moving to Canada.
Chase combines his creativity and technical skills to produce digestible content for websites, social media and events, while adhering to Resilience Research Center’s brand strategy. Chase Kodejs is a communications specialist with a demonstrated history of facilitating projects in the private sector with numerous firms. A keen focus and desire to learn allows Chase to continue to be up to date with latest digital trends and deliver products that are refined for the end user.