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Rosalie Fransen | Fund Director

Rosalie Fransen (she/her) comes to MHET with nine years of experience leading community development, gender justice, and conflict transformation projects. She holds an M.S. in Global Affairs and a B.S. in Communications. Rosalie is passionate about challenging systems of inequality and oppression by providing funding, visibility, and voice to groups that lack traditional access to resources.

Prior to joining MHET, Rosalie worked with the International Civil Society Action Network where she supported a network of grassroots, women-led organizations from 40+ countries to implement peacebuilding and sustainable development projects. Rosalie deepened her interest in community finance when she led program evaluation at Urban Upbound, a non-profit that injects capital and opportunities into New York City public housing neighborhoods. In Kingston, Rosalie has participated in the design of a community fund focused on building local economic power and democratizing wealth. When she is not working, Rosalie enjoys gardening, traveling, reading and writing poetry, cooking elaborate meals, and spending time with her partner, friends, and two dogs.

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