With keen interest and experience in social research, Lina Hammads' background has also been in coordinating social and humanitarian projects targeting vulnerable groups such as children, women and refugees in humanitarian and development contexts. Her professional experience was primarily centered around the area of program coordination, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, child rights and research with international non-profits, donor agencies and United Nations organizations. Through these organizations, she has worked both at the grassroots community level and at national and regional levels. She is also a board member volunteer with the Canadian Evaluation Society, Ontario Chapter and is supporting the prosperity of its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Committee. Lina holds a Masters degree with honours in Development Management from the University of Wales, Swansea, U.K.