Community and Nonprofit Leader, Development and Strategy
Regional Representative (Northern California), Human Rights Educators USA
Doctoral Student, International & Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco
Jane comes to human rights education through both her lived experiences as well as approximately 17 years working on education-related matters in nonprofit, government, and business contexts. As a daughter of parents who both fled a country when they were young, human rights and education have been driving forces throughout Jane’s life and career.
Specifically, Jane has worked to enhance educational access and quality, and improve circumstances for children and families by coupling her business, analytical, and strategic planning background with her passion for education and human rights. Previously, Jane has worked at Refugee Transitions as Director of Strategy and Development; WestEd’s Center for Child and Family Studies as Director of Resource Development and Senior Program Associate; and the Canadian Consulate as a Business Development Officer.
Jane holds a BMATH from the University of Waterloo in Canada, a MBA from Clarkson University, a M.A. in International Educational Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University, and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in International and Multicultural Education, with a concentration in Human Rights Education at the University of San Francisco. Jane also currently serves as a regional representative (Northern California) for Human Rights Educators USA.
She joined the Refugee Transitions Board of Directors in 2016 and became Board Chair in May 2018.