A Montréal native, Francesca believes in a strong work ethic, empowering others and operating from a place of kindness. An eternal student, her undergraduate studies were followed by graduate school, and she is currently completing a Masters degree in Organizational Psychology. An ardent defender of social causes, Francesca D’Ambrosio left the Diplomatic Corps to pursue domestic advocacy within the nonprofit sector. She spends her time practicing yoga and meditation and reading about Politics, international Development and Fundraising in both for- profit and non-profit world. Her past position at United Way Ottawa offered many rewards and challenges and Francesca is excited to take her professional journey full circle, back to the international forum. Her current position as Director of Philanthropy is one she is ready to roll up her sleeves and step into, with excitement and determination.