Today’s guest: Janine N’jie David, Deputy Director of the Global Lab for Research in Action at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Our topic: The Global Lab — what it is, what it does, how everyone can be part of the change.
About Janine: With more than a decade of experience as a nonprofit leader, Janine specializes in cross-sector partnerships with a special interest in creating equality for women and girls globally.
As the head of the Global Lab, which transforms research into action, the international research institute studies issues like gender-based violence and sexual health, then translates and amplifies findings to improve programs, inform policy, and shift the public conversation. Their data leads the way to bold new solutions: Decriminalize sex work. Engage boys alongside girls to advance gender justice. Reframe stories about women’s work and worth. In her role, Janine spends her days strategizing, partnering, expanding their community, amplifying their work, and working with their talented team of student interns.
Janine has held senior leadership positions at Spark, a national youth mentoring organization, and Plan UK, a global children’s rights organization. Her work took her to Zambia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and India. Janine holds a Masters in Public Policy (MPP) from UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. She is a member of their MPP Alumni Council and a Luskin Alumni Career Leader, which helps current students prepare for the job market. Janine is also a member of the Los Angeles Women’s Collective, a political action committee that empowers women in Los Angeles to influence political and legislative progress. Janine lives in the Santa Ynez Valley, California, with her husband, energetic toddler girl, and two intensely loving cats!
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