Updated: Jan 19
BWINTAF's Senior Advisory Council is a collective of highly-skilled experts with invaluable experience within the field of international affairs. Their advice, counsel, networking, and recommendations are vital in the considerations made by BWINTAF’s Board of Directors in determining the direction of the organization and its success. Members of the Senior Advisory Council are part of the organization’s leadership team that is separate from the Board of Directors and is not a part of BWINTAF staff. The first addition to our Senior Advisory Council is Ms. Lovesun Parent!
Meet Lovesun Parent
Lovesun is a transformational global leader specializing in gender, social inclusion, and organizational capacity development. Ms. Parent’s experience spans over a decade of designing & implementing programs, providing strategic guidance & technical support across sectors, coordinating & delivering specialized services to women, girls, youth, and persons with disabilities. Additionally, she has extensive international fieldwork experience, working in humanitarian contexts (crisis/post-conflict). Ms. Parent has worked in Afghanistan, Egypt, Haiti, Liberia, and Canada for various donors, including USAID, UN, EU, and GIZ.
Ms. Parent holds a distinguished graduate degree in International Affairs from The New School in New York City. She is currently attending the top-ranked University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education, pursuing a Doctorate in Education (EdD) in Organizational Change and Leadership. Through this program, Ms. Parent seeks to develop effective strategies for facilitating organizational learning and creating systems that produce more effective, adaptable, and competitive international organizations.
On her personal time, you can find Lovesun planning her next getaway while searching the latest gems from contemporary Black African writers in diasporic literature. Her pronouns are she/her/hers.
Join us in welcoming Lovesun to the BWINTAF Senior Advisory Council!