Colin Valida CROP (4 of 4)

Colin Valida

A Miami native, Colin is a 2016 graduate of Davidson College with a B.A in Political Science and a minor in gender and sexuality studies. He studied abroad in the Indian Ocean region in the fall of 2013, where he analyzed sustainable development interventions in Southern India and examined post-conflict challenges in Sri Lanka. Following this experience, he pursued opportunities in human rights, interning with Human Rights Watch’s Children’s Rights and serving as a summer paralegal in immigration law. Currently, Colin is a program assistant with the Population Reference Bureau working to support USAID funded projects that address family planning. As a program assistant Colin works on a team that provides technical assistance to multi- sector projects in Eastern Africa that combine contraceptive service provision with interventions to improve natural resource management and advance health outcomes. Colin aspires to be an advocate for integrated development approaches and gender empowerment that break down the siloed sector categories that dominate the funding landscape. He looks forward to serving with Timmy & Friends throughout his board tenure.