About Rhianon

Over 15 years of experience in communications and eight years of experience in fundraising and project management for non-profits.

Interests and areas of expertise include: youth empowerment, protection, gender and social inclusion, civic participation, NGO networks, education, and sport for development.


Bio / CV

I am a development professional currently living in Berlin and working at Skateistan as a Skate Project Specialist.

Originally from Canada, I studied Political Science and International Relations at the University of British Columbia, and hold a diploma in Journalism. I have worked in Afghanistan, Cambodia, South Africa, Germany, and Canada, as well as volunteered in Bolivia, Ecuador and Palestine. 

I am a citizen of the world who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative, results-oriented organisation with a strong vision for social change. I’m a strategic thinker with hands-on communications skills and proven leadership abilities. I’m intellectually curious and excited by creative work with a real impact. I am someone who makes good things happen.

Check out my LinkedIn for my current CV


Selected Work

Book project: “Skateistan – The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan”

Between 2010 and 2012 I managed production on a book profiling the first five years of the Skateistan non-profit organization’s work, entitled “Skateistan – The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan.” The result is a self-published, 320-page book highlighting the inspiring individuals behind the project, including staff, volunteers, and, of course, the kids. Showcasing hundreds of striking photos …