Director + Co-founder
Helena is a governance and peacebuilding professional with over a decade of experience advising and supporting UN agencies, multilateral organizations, and NGOs working in conflict contexts and polarized environments. At Build Up, she focuses on the integration of digital technology and innovation to peace processes and on the analysis of digital conflict drivers. She has written and spoken extensively on this subject matter. Helena holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Oxford University and a Masters in Public Policy (Economics) from Princeton University. She is a Board Member of Public Sentiment and Digital Peace Now, as well as an Ashoka Fellow.