iDE Global

Dana leads iDE’s global nutrition portfolio. She believes good nutrition is at the foundation of personal health and community wellbeing. Dana has 15 years of experience in nutrition, food security, gender equity, agriculture, operational compliance, and donor engagement. She has worked on development programs across Africa, Asia and Latin America, funded by donors including USAID, DFID, GAC, the EU and others. She previously worked as iDE’s senior director for operations. Dana’s passion for development comes from her childhood experience of living in Central America where she witnessed the devastating impacts of income inequality. Dana has a master's degree in international development from the University of Denver with a focus on food systems and gender; a certificate in graduate studies from Tufts in global nutrition programming; and a bachelor of arts in anthropology from DU. In addition to her work with iDE, Dana serves on the advisory board for Artisans Thrive, a social enterprise she co-founded that works to empower women with skills, knowledge and access to higher-value markets. When she is not at work, Dana is at home with her growing family, tending to her garden or practicing her banjo skills.