Our Staff

Sherry Sullivan is MARL’s interim Operations Manager. She brings 25 years of experience related to faculty development, program and curriculum development, and evaluation in various not-for-profit, government, and postsecondary institutions. Sherry earned a BSc. as well as a MEd from Brandon University. She is currently a PhD. candidate in the Peace and Conflict Studies program at the University of Manitoba, focusing on the integration and assessment of social justice education. She is a passionate and dedicated adult educator who believes social justice education is a key driver of social change that will lead to a more just and equitable world. 

Michelle Falk has been MARL's Executive Director since February 2015. Michelle holds a Master of Arts in Gender Studies from McMaster University in Hamilton and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from the University of Winnipeg. Previously, Michelle was a Project Manager at a Toronto research firm before moving back to Winnipeg to serve her community. Michelle is passionate about gender-based equality, local civic engagement, and is driven by curiosity and love of new ideas. 

Alexandra Kuznetsova is pursuing a Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Manitoba. Her professional and volunteer experiences include teaching, research, workshop facilitation, and student support. Working in diverse cultural and political environments of Eastern Europe, North America, and the Middle East has sparked Alexandra’s interest in civil society and
social justice. Above all, she believes in the importance of connecting social justice theory with practice and making human rights a truly lived experience.

Alejandra Gonzalez has a degree in Journalism from Universidad Diego Portales and a Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Winnipeg. As a Journalist she has a strong interest in social and cultural issues. Her personal experience in Canada has helped her understand the benefits of a diverse society. As an Event Coordinator, she has been able to integrate communications and social issues, opening new opportunities of recreation and integration to the community of diverse groups of society.

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