Mosaic is pleased to announce that Alpha Abebe has joined our staff team as UofMosaic Program Manager.
Alpha is currently in the final stages of her PhD in International Development at Oxford University. Her research explores the engagement of young diasporans of Ethiopian origin in Ethiopian development. Alpha previously worked for The MasterCard Foundation, where she managed a portfolio of projects supporting education and employment initiatives for youth in sub-Saharan Africa. She also co-founded Young Diplomats, a non-profit organization that engages Ethiopian youth in Toronto through various mentorship-based initiatives. Alpha is a photographer and she often uses her art as a tool for community engagement and cross-cultural dialogue. Alpha holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Graduate Diploma in Refugee/Forced Migration Studies, and a BA in Political Science and Criminology.
As UofMosaic Program Manager, Alpha will be responsible for the management and oversight of the Institute’s campus-based peacebuilding program, the “UofMosaic”, which is made possible by the generous support of the BMO Financial Group. The UofMosaic delivers programming in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.