Dina is a Senior Associate at Global Health Strategies, a social justice nerd and a passionate gender equality advocate. Not by coincidence, her work focuses on women’s health and HIV prevention. She enjoys writing urgent, quick-turnaround op-eds and peer pressuring her colleagues to buy smoothies and walk around the park.
Prior to joining GHS, Dina taught in two townships on the Western Cape in South Africa, where she learned about HIV and reproductive health issues from her brilliant, wonderful adolescent students. As a Teach For America corps member, she taught brilliant, wonderful first-graders in Brooklyn for two years, and has the sharpie-stained clothes to prove it.
Dina graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. Her senior thesis focused on understanding what people mean by the term “women’s empowerment” as it relates to microfinance initiatives. As a Program of Liberal Studies major, she spent most of her time at ND reading “Great Books” and arguing about society, philosophy and the human condition (seriously).Connect on LinkedIn