Gladys works as Director of Programs. She oversees SFF’s portfolio of grantee partners across Africa, working with Program Officers to vet potential grantee partners and prepare recommendations for funding decisions.

Gladys has over seven years’ experience working in the non-profit and philanthropy space in Africa. She holds a BA in African Studies from Wellesley College and a Masters in Development Practice from the University of California, Berkeley where she focused on examining social policy and health access disparities facing older adults in Kenya. She has focused her career on supporting marginalized populations to be heard and take action on issues that affect them. She most recently worked with young African changemakers at the Open Society Foundations.