As a development practitioner, Joanna Galaris advises senior leadership and leads projects involving strategic planning, organizational development and resource mobilization at Partners in Health Rwanda. Joanna is Greek and American and grew up in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Qatar, Ghana, Uganda and the United Arab Emirates, before moving to America for the first time as an undergraduate at the University of Florida.
While living in Atlanta and Gainesville, Joanna was involved in community organizing, direct action and movement-building through student groups and as a member of Rise Up Georgia, Southerners on New Ground and Project South.
Joanna holds a Master’s in Development Practice from Emory University, a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a minor in African Studies from the University of Florida. Prior to working for Partners in Health, Joanna worked for the Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population in Northern Vietnam and Emory University’s Global Health Institute.
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