Barbara joined Plan International Ireland in September 2012 with more than 15 years’ experience in the International Development and Humanitarian sectors.
She has a background in education and child protection and has supported programmes in Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Barbara started off her career as researcher in Syria, where she worked between 2002-2003.
She is a trained primary school teacher and has a master degree in cultural anthropology.
Prior to join Plan International Ireland Barbara spent two years in Senegal with UNHCR supporting refugees and IDPs in West African Region.
In her spare time she likes movies, reading and hot yoga.