Cher-Wen is the foundation’s Director of Partnerships. She leads our partnerships work, engaging peers in the funding community in the U.S. and globally to advance our mission of building an equitable community of visionary organizations committed to working in true partnership with grassroots organizations.
Following completion of her undergraduate studies in neuroscience at Oberlin College, Cher-Wen was a 2010-2011 Global Health Corps fellow and held the role of Country Director for FACE AIDS, a program of Partners In Health in Rwanda, delivering youth-focused community health education and support services to people living with HIV. She continued her career in Rwanda with One Acre Fund for several years, managing the logistics team responsible for last-mile delivery of agricultural products across the country. In 2015, she transitioned to an international role on One Acre Fund’s microfinance partnerships team, building a coalition of microfinance practitioners providing services to smallholder farmers. Prior to joining the foundation, Cher-Wen worked as the Director of Operations for Flippable, an organization working for pro-democracy reform in the United States.