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Class 15 (2016-2018)

Linda Low, Canada

Duke University – Master in International Development Policy

Food Policy | Climate Change | Political Polarization

Linda has served the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) from 2010 to 2016. Most recently, she was the IFRC’s Communications Manager for Europe leading the organization’s communications efforts on the migration crisis – advocating for humanitarian action, policy change and funding to support humanitarian needs and the Red Cross and Red Crescent migration response in 28 countries, as well as other humanitarian crises in the region. Prior to this post, she served the IFRC in Geneva for five years on the global communications team.

Prior to joining the IFRC, Linda was Associate Director of Corporate Communications for Bell Canada where she led their corporate communications efforts in the west, and Olympic communications nation-wide in the lead-up to and during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Before joining Bell, Linda was a communications consultant in the corporate sector for clients such as Accenture, and a marketing communications consultant for sport marketing agencies and sponsors at six Olympic Games. As Manager of International Relations, she was part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bid Committee which won the rights for Canada to host the 2010 Winter Games.

Linda has been pleased to volunteer in her community with a variety of organizations ranging from Big Sisters to her local Red Cross branch and considers Vancouver, Canada, home. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and Certificate in Public Relations from Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

As a Peace Fellow at the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Centre, Linda aims to focus on the interaction between communities and the natural resources sector. She aims to contribute to shaping a world where stakeholders lead together through mutual accountability: where corporations, communities and civil society collaborate to lift local sustainability and build cultures of peace.

Applied Field Experience

Environmental Defense Fund, Raleigh, NC