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  • Ardra Manasi
  • Global 16 Days Campaign Manager

Ardra Manasi is a development practitioner based in New York City, with expertise in gender policy, migration, and technology for development. In 2017, Ardra served as a Policy Consultant with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), where she helped organize online consultations with UN Member States on an indicator to measure global migration. Prior to this, she has worked as an independent scholar and intern with UN entities such as the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), where she studied UN Innovation Units and partnerships for smallholder farmers.

Her research and advocacy on gender since 2012 has involved working with diverse women’s groups in India and the US such as tea plantation workers, trafficked women, women's microfinance groups, and women in conflict. Alongside, she has helped develop digital and social media strategies for Plan International’s UN Liaison Office and UN Women, through partnerships with the New School University in New York.

Ardra holds a Master of Arts (MA) in International Affairs from the New School, New York City, and a Master of Arts (MA) in Development Studies from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India. Her writings on global development have appeared in Agenda for International Development (A-id), The News Minute, Huffington Post, Madras Courier, Countering Violent Extremism Initiative, and elsewhere. The academic papers she co-authored on the impact of mobile phone technology on female sex workers’ livelihood in India have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Human Technology, Gender, Technology and Development, and Routledge International Handbook of Sex Industry Research. On Twitter, she is @ArdraManasi.

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  • Michelle Fan
  • Intern

Michelle Fan is a junior at Rutgers University – New Brunswick and Douglass College. She is majoring in Cultural Anthropology and minoring in Gender and Media Studies. Before interning at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, she served as the Head Residential Teaching Assistant for the International Leadership for Social Impact program at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently enrolled in the two-year certificate program at the Institute for Women’s Leadership, focusing on the intersection between human rights and law. Her research interests center around cultural heritage preservation and genocide, particularly the gendered aspect of genocide. Her area of focus is Central Asia and East Asia.

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  • Kandi Berryman
  • Senior Director, Finance and Administration

Ms. Kandi Berryman, Senior Director, Finance and Administration, come to us from the School of Arts and Sciences at the Rutgers Newark campus, where she was an administrator with the Department of Urban Education and the Global Urban Studies PhD program. She was also an administrator for the Rutgers University - Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration, Newark Schools Research Collaborative, and the Abbott Leadership Institute. She received a Master’s in Public Administration in 2014 and a Masters in Liberal Studies in 2017, from Rutgers University-Newark.

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  • Corena Gonzalez
  • Administrative Coordinator

Ms. Corena Gonzalez, our Administrative Coordinator served as an administrative assistant for Amring Pharmaceuticals Inc. Prior to her role at Amring, Corena worked in HR, as a customer success coordinator for Atrium Staffing and then became a recruiter for Peopleshare Inc. She received a B.A. degree in Journalism and Media Studies from Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

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  • Anya Victoria
  • Senior Program Coordinator, Feminist Alliance for Rights

Anya Victoria Delgado holds a Law degree from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico, and an LL.M. degree from the University of Notre Dame in the United States. She has worked as Snr. Protection Associate at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as Project Assistant at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), both in Mexico City, and as a consultant for the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Chiapas, Mexico. Anya worked as fellow for the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Women of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights. Anya also collaborates with the Women’s Human Rights Education Institute as Director of Programs in Latin America. Anya leads the operationalizing of FAR’s activities with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), FAR’s Global Coordinator.