Gabrielle joined CDA in November 2015 as Interim Deputy Country Director to CDA’s initiative in Myanmar, and has been Director of Programs since 2016. She has worked in Myanmar since 2013 as a conflict advisor, peacebuilding program manager and technical resource on conflict sensitivity for implementing agencies. Gabrielle has specialized particularly on the Rakhine state conflict, having worked on the ground in central and northern Rakhine for more than 2 years.
Prior to Myanmar, Gabrielle’s work focused on design and rollout of practitioner tools, trainings and guidance on humanitarian access in conflict, and accountability for violations against children in armed conflict. She additionally conducted research and assisted consultations on post-conflict governance arrangements, to support political actors engaged in peace process negotiations in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia. Gabrielle holds a degree in International Relations and Cultural Anthropology from Boston University.