Kristen Ostling is CanWaCH’s Senior Advisor, Gender Equality. Her focus is on providing strategic direction, issues management and policy advice on gender equality and health. Kristen is passionate about gender equality and women’s rights, and she has worked with leading organizations on policy and advocacy including Oxfam Canada, ONE, the Canadian Council for International Co-operation and Nutrition International. Kristen holds a Master’s in International Affairs and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish, both from Carleton University. In her spare time, Kristen loves to explore the Gatineau Hills and swim long-distance in the Gatineau River.