Irene is a Gender and Development expert with more than 20 years of working with universities and INGOs. She is an experienced researcher, writer and trainer experienced in leading and implementing a broad range of research, consultancy and training programs on gender and development work specifically on youths, child protection, social and economic strengthening of adolescent girls and young mothers on entrepreneurship.
Irene holds a Master's Degree of Arts in Development Studies majoring in Women, Gender, and development from the Institute of Social Studies in the Hague and a PhD from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. At MS TCDC, Irene plays a key role in overseeing all matters pertaining to Academics and student affairs. Her hobbies includes reading, networking, travelling, nature, philanthropy and spending time with her family.