Liana works as the Francophone Senior Program Officer based in Kigali, Rwanda. She manages due diligence on potential and current partners in Francophone Africa, and builds SFF’s capacity support programming.

Liana has over a decade of international development experience, with a focus on East Africa. She completed her MA in International Community Development at Victoria University in Melbourne, where she was awarded a scholarship by the Australian government. Liana is a Global Health Corps, YALI Regional Program Alumni, and Mandela Washington Fellow. Before joining SFF, she worked as a consultant for IDS and Concern Worldwide in Burundi, where she was born and raised. Liana is focusing her career on research, development policies, and non-profit management. She has extensive experience working with youth and women, and enjoys spending time coaching and mentoring girls, reading, and hanging out with close friends.