As a Fulbright scholar, Heline has a keen interest in migration and development after doing a study abroad in the US and working closely with refugees and asylum seekers in Baltimore, MD. Having graduated with Masters and Bachelor degrees in International studies, Heline specialises in conducting qualitative research and analysis and is passionate about working in the non-profit sector. She has interned at the United Nations Office in Nairobi and Curamericas Global and is currently based in Nairobi working as a Research Assistant at Samuel Hall in the field of migration within the East and Horn of Africa.
RESEARCH & ONGOING WORK
GIZ, EU-TF: Better Migration Management (BMM) programme, Component 4: developing innovative approaches to raising awareness and building community dialogue on alternative livelihood options, including safe migration within targeted locations in the East and Horn of Africa
UNICEF Zambia: Participatory research with adolescents to unpack how decisions are made whether to stay in school
ILO/UNHCR: Doing Business in Dadaab: Market Systems Analysis for Local Economic Development in Dadaab, Kenya