Promoting access to quality, safe, and relevant education for all persons affected by crisis

Who We Are

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1. Members

2. Secretariat Staff
3. Language Community Facilitators

4. Interns and Consultants

5. Steering Group Members


1. INEE Members

INEE is a network of more than 12,000 individual members and 130 partner organizations in 170 countries. INEE members are practitioners working for national and international NGOs and UN agencies, ministry of education and other government personnel, donors, students, teachers, and researchers who voluntarily join in the work related to education in emergencies. INEE exists for and because of its members. Find out more about INEE members by visiting the Member Database and the Member Map. (Free login required for both.)

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2. Secretariat Staff

INEE maintains a core staff team that represents the network, leads and supports network activities, and coordinates network processes, systems and projects. INEE Secretariat staff are hosted by INEE Steering Group member agencies, which not only helps to ensure promotion and institutionalization of education in emergencies within those agencies but is also cost-efficient.





Dean Brooks


Contact: dean.brooks [at]

Dean Brooks has over two decades of international education experience working in complex emergencies, conflict, disaster and development contexts. Initially, he worked as an international educator (primary, middle-school, and special education). For the past 15 years he has focused his work on Education in Emergencies (EiE) and child protection in a number settings including East and West Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Most recently, he worked as a Special Advisor on Education for the Norwegian Refugee Council, providing support to country programs in Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and West Africa. Dean has been an active member of INEE since 2001. He is based at the International Rescue Committee in New York, USA.



Arianna Pacifico

Coordinator, Standards and Practice 

Contact: arianna.pacifico [at]

Arianna supports the activities of the INEE Standards and Practice Working Group. This includes promoting the use and application of INEE Tools through trainings, workshops, and technical support. Arianna received her MS in Global Affairs from New York University and her BA from Reed College in Portland, OR. Arianna has six years of experience working in international education, development, and humanitarian assistance and is based at the International Rescue Committee in New York.


​Laura Davison

Coordinator, Education Policy

Contact: laura.davison [at]

As INEE’s Coordinator for Education Policy, Laura supports the activities of the Education Policy Working Group, coordinating diverse initiatives and catalyzing collaboration of 25 group members to increase evidence and knowledge on education in crisis-affected contexts through conferences, workshops and technical support. Laura received her M.Ed. in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a Fulbright scholar, and holds an M.A. in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge, UK. Laura has 6 years of experience in international humanitarian work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and prior experience with UNICEF and education NGOs. She speaks English, French, and Spanish. Laura is based at the RET International offices in Geneva, Switzerland. 


Lindsey Fraser

Administration Officer

Contact: lindsey.fraser [at]

As INEE’s Administration Officer, Lindsey contributes to the effective functioning of the INEE Secretariat by ensuring excellent budget and financial management, tools production and distribution, and administrative/logistical functioning. Lindsey has over 20 years of financial and operations experience in not-for-profits. Prior to joining INEE in May 2012, Lindsey was the Director of Operations for HiTOPS, Inc. an organization working to promote adolescent health and well-being. She is based in the New York offices of the International Rescue Committee.


Peter Transburg [on leave]

Senior Communications Coordinator

Contact: peter.transburg [at]

Peter is responsible for all aspects of communications, membership, and developing ways to increase opportunities for engagement, partnerships, and building awareness about INEE and its impact. He also oversees the activities of the INEE Language Communities and Task Teams. Peter joined INEE in 2011, following six years of managing food assistance programs for the World Food Programme in DR Congo and Mozambique. Peter has a Masters degree in information management and speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Lingala. He is based in San Francisco, USA.


Sonja Anderson
Communications Coordinator

Contact: sonja.anderson [at]

Sonja is serving as an interim Communications Coordinator for INEE. She manages communications and membership and supports the INEE Language Communities. She is currently conducting research with the ICRC in Jordan and Lebanon on psychosocial education interventions for refugee youth. Sonja received her M.Ed. from Harvard Graduate School of Education in International Education Policy and holds a BA in International Relations from the University of San Francisco. Her interests include avenues of tertiary education for refugees, as well as citizenship and peace education.


3.  Language Community Facilitators


مجتمع اللغة العربيه (ALC)

Mai Abu Moghli, Facilitator

Contact: arabic [at]

Mai Abu Moghli is a PhD candidate at University College London (UCL). Her research focus is on human rights education in the Occupied West Bank/Palestine. Mai is human rights activist and interested in issues related to right to education and social change. Mai holds a Masters degree in human rights from the University of Essex and has worked extensively in the field of human rights in the Middle East and North Africa region. Mai speaks English and Arabic and currently lives between the UK and Palestine.


Communauté de langue française

Emeline Marchois, Facilitator

Contact: francais [at]

Emeline’s interests are in child protection, inclusive education and disability in emergencies and fragile states. She’s a qualified modern foreign languages’ teacher from Cambridge University, UK, with six years of experience teaching in Europe and the Caribbean. She also worked as a tutor and psycho-social assistant for local NGOs in Colombia and most recently as an education program manager/coordinator (nutrition, adult training) for international NGOs in Haiti (Caritas, Save the Children, WFP). Her research for the NOHA master’s in humanitarian action addressed education in Colombia where she also worked with the Ministry of Education on inclusive education projects.


Comunidade de Língua Portuguesa

Andreia Soares, Facilitator

Contact: portugues [at]

Andreia is INEE Portuguese Language Community facilitator based in Portugal. She has a degree in Leisure and Social Pedagogy focused on Local Development approaches and has been working since 2004 in Development and Cooperation Programs in Angola, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau. Being a trainer in Human Rights, Gender, Youth and Volunteering she works mainly with non-formal education methodologies and as a teacher she has been working in vocational education.


Comunidad Hispana

Claudio Osorio, Facilitator

Contact: espanol [at]

Claudio provides support to Spanish-speaking INEE members, and facilitates INEE´s activities and initiatives in the Spanish-speaking world, working with Ministries of Education, NGOs and UN Agencies to gather resources and build collaborative initiatives on disaster risk reduction in the education sector. He has more than 14 years of experience in disaster risk reduction (DRR) in essential facilities (water and sanitation, health facilities and education sector) in Latin America and Caribbean countries, contributing to define sectorial priorities and strategies at regional and country level to increase disaster resilience of essential services and vulnerable communities.



4. Interns and Consultants



Natalie Brackett 
Education Policy Intern

Contact: natalie.brackett [at]

Natalie will receive her M.Ed. in International Education Policy and Management from Vanderbilt University's Peabody College in May 2017. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Religious Studies from Washington University in St. Louis, and she has over four years of experience in the fields of international development and education. She has previously worked with Lutheran World Relief to develop impact assessments for projects in Indonesia, with Princeton in Asia as a Teaching Fellow, and is currently a Nichols Humanitarian Fund award recipient. She is interested in collaborative and community-based interventions, in equitable access to quality education in emergency settings, and in education for immigrant and refugee populations.




Anna Franziska Feyrer

Advocacy Intern

Contact: anna.feyrer [at]

Anna is currently finishing her MSc in Global Health at Copenhagen University, where she focused on Disaster Management in her second year of study. In her Master thesis she looked at Inclusive Education in Emergencies and its opportunities and challenges. Before joining INEE, Anna interned with the European Commission for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection at the EU Delegation in Geneva. She holds a Special Needs Teaching degree from the University of Education in Ludwigsburg and has teaching experience in Brazil, China, and India. She is interested in inclusive education in emergencies, child health, and cross sector collaboration.



Asami Nei
Communications Intern

Contact: asami.nei [at]

Asami is a M.A. student in the International Educational Development Program at Columbia University's Teachers College. She specializes in International Humanitarian Issues, with a focus on education for urban Syrian refugees in Turkey. She has a professional background in advertising and PR and has been in charge of Public Relations for Japan Association for UNHCR prior to joining INEE. She initiated and implemented communication concepts and strategies for fundraising and created numerous events for awareness-raising to attract potential donors. She finished her B.A. in Comparative Culture from Sophia University, Tokyo.



Teresa Wolverton
Standards and Practice Intern
Contact: teresa.wolverton [at]

Teresa is a Master in Public Affairs candidate at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs focused on international development and humanitarian response. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Politics & Economics from Middlebury College. Before joining INEE, Teresa worked on projects promoting access to education for minorities with the U.S. Department of State and conducted research on education policies affecting child immigrants in Western Europe. Teresa speaks Arabic, French, and Chinese, and spent four years in international advertising, leading localization projects in over 100 markets around the world. She is interested in education in emergencies in ongoing and post-conflict settings as well as standards and best practices for the integration of child refugees in host country educational systems.







Misa Kuniyoshi
Standards and Practice Intern

Contact: misa.kuniyoshi [at]

Misa is currently pursuing her MA in International Educational Development at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she focuses on education in emergencies and education in the global south. Prior to joining INEE, Misa worked with World Vision Japan for over 5 years as a program officer and project manager. While working at World Vision, Misa planned and managed education projects to provide safe learning spaces for South Sudanese children, and remedial education for Syrian and Jordanian children. She is interested in learning how education in emergencies is implemented in the field, as well as peace and human rights education approaches in emergencies, and child protection in emergencies. Misa holds a BA in Politics from Manchester Metropolitan University.


5. Steering Group Members

International Rescue Committee

Jennifer Sklar (Co-Chair)
Senior Education Technical Advisor

Jennifer Sklar has more than 17 years of experience working in the field of international education as a practitioner and technical advisor, focused on the provision of education in areas of conflict. Jennifer is responsible for the development of IRC’s global technical priorities in education and leading a team of technical advisors to improve the overall quality of IRC education programs. Her specific technical expertise is in social and emotional learning, impact evaluation, and strategies to improve girls’ learning outcomes. Jennifer has lived in several countries and implemented a variety of programs, including years of work in Ethiopia as IRC’s Education Coordinator, overseeing education programs in six refugee camps. She has a Masters degree from Columbia University School of International Affairs and Public Administration.


Randi Gramshaug
Senior Adviser

Randi Gramshaug works as a senior adviser in the education section of Norad. Her main responsibilities are education in crisis and conflict as well as follow-up of Norway’s support to education in Palestine, Madagascar and Haiti. Randi has been a member of INEE since 2011, and is currently a member of the Steering Group. Before joining Norad, she has worked within the field of education for Unicef in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Sudan, and for UNHCR in Kenya/Dadaab. Randi has also worked as a teacher in Norway and in the Republic of Congo. Randi has a master's in social anthropology.


Norwegian Refugee Council
Silje Sjøvaag Skeie (Co-Chair)
Special Adviser, Educatio

Silje Sjøvaag Skeie is an education in emergencies specialist, with over 10 years of experience in supporting the education needs of children and youth affected by conflict. Silje is responsible for the development of NRC’s global education policies and programmatic response strategies. Her specific areas of expertise include non-formal education, gender-responsive programming, and conflict-sensitive education. Silje has been an INEE member since 2005, and has represented NRC on the INEE Minimum Standards Working Group, the Education Cannot Wait Working Group and the Gender Task Team. She holds an M.Phil in Pedagogy from the University of Oslo.


Open Society Foundations

Aleesha Taylor
Deputy Director

Aleesha Taylor is Deputy Director of the Open Society Education Support Program. Her areas of expertise include policy development and systemic reconstruction in post-conflict states and innovative financing for education. Prior to joining the Open Society Foundations in July 2007 as a senior program manager, Aleesha was a lecturer in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she also completed her doctoral studies. She also holds degrees in psychology from Spelman College and the Graduate Faculty for Political and Social Sciences of the New School for Social Research. Aleesha is the coeditor of the forthcoming Partnership Paradox: The Story of Liberia’s Post Conflict Educational Recovery (2006–2010) and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


The RET (Refugee Education Trust)

Marina Anselme
Chief Programme Development & Evaluation Officer

Marina Lopez-Anselme, is the Chief Programme Development & Evaluation Officer at RET International. Her areas of expertise include youth programming, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, education in emergencies, and citizenship and migration issues. Marina has more than 18 years of experience working in the development and the humanitarian sectors, covering Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East. Marina holds, with honours, a Phd. in Social Sciences with a specialisation in sociology and demography studies from the Sorbonne University, René Descartes Paris V and Geneva University, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences. She also holds a Masters degree in Culture and Social Behaviours Studies from the Sorbonne University Paris V, and a Licence in Social Work from the National University of Cordoba. Marina’s mother tongue is Spanish, and she is fluent in French and English.



Kerstin Holst
Education Officer

Bio forthcoming



Ita Sheehy
Senior Education Officer

Bio forthcoming



Brenda Haiplik
Senior Education Advisor, Emergencies

Brenda Haiplik, Senior Education Advisor, Emergencies, at UNICEF in New York joined the Education Headquarters Team after working in several UNICEF country offices including in Sri Lanka (Chief of Education), and previously in both Pakistan (Emergency Education) and Somalia (Formal Education). Brenda has also worked for Save the Children and BRAC (Bangladesh) as an education specialist and has been a primary teacher in a variety of contexts. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning with a specialization in Comparative, International and Development Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. 



Nina Papadopoulos
Team Lead of Access in Crisis and Conflict at USAID

Nina Papadopoulos has worked for over 15 years promoting the right of education in conflict and crisis with a diverse range of organizations. She currently supports USAID missions to ensure the effective implementation of USAID’s Education Strategy, particularly the agency goal of increased equitable access to education in crisis and conflict environments. Nina is the co-author of the Education Cluster Coordinator Handbook, and authored a background paper for the 2011 EFA Global Monitoring Report titled: Achievements and challenges of the Education Cluster in the occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, and Sri Lanka. For the past three years she has been an adjunct at Georgetown University in the Program on Justice and Peace Studies. Nina is a doctoral candidate at the Center for International Education at the University of Massachusetts.


World Vision International
Linda Hiebert
Partnership Leader for Global Education and Life Skills

With over 25 years of experience in international development, Linda’s career began as a volunteer with the Mennonite Central Committee in Vietnam. She later worked with several NGOs, including Save the Children, in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Malaysia. Since coming to World Vision 13 years ago, Linda has served as a program officer, the Senior Director for Asia, and the VP for Asia, Africa, the Middle East/ Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Linda has a Bachelor in Nursing, and a Master's degree in Development from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.