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.
Sandra Krahn has over 20 years’ experience working in educational organizations including schools, universities and non-profit organizations. She started her education career as a high school science teacher and has been a project leader in an UNESCO Associated School, which included teacher training and the development of educational resources. Sandra has a master’s in Peace and Conflict Studies and is currently a PhD. Candidate, specializing in how educational initiatives can support community peacebuilding. She has experience with teacher training for human rights education in Canada, India and the Czech Republic. Her experience also includes grant writing, program development and writing curriculum for community organizations.
Clèche Kokolo is currently a full-time student at the University of Manitoba, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts. Through her years of involvement in the community, Clèche has developed a passion for human rights advocacy and education. This passion has led her to MARL. As MARL's communications intern last summer, Clèche curated multiple contents on various platforms. Now serving as the Communications Coordinator, Clèche is excited to use her skills to help advance human rights knowledge and education in the province of Manitoba and beyond.