Sharon Roling | Special Projects

SRoling ImageSharon heads up Columbia Institute’s special projects. Before joining us, she worked at a consulting firm in New York, taking the lead on developing global marketing, advocacy and research initiatives on a wide range of socio-economic development projects, mainly across Africa. Prior to that, she worked on a UN Global Conflict Prevention initiative at UN headquarters in NYC, and at a peace-making think tank in Tel Aviv, where she focused on Israeli-Palestinian-Jordanian cross-border cooperation. Along the way, she has worked in academia and journalism with a focus on travel & tourism, conflict/genocide prevention, social entrepreneurship, and regional cooperation. Sharon holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in history from UBC.

Contact Sharon at email or via telephone at 604-695.2034.


Amor Verdeflor-Alvarado | Office Administration

Amor Pic2Before joining Columbia Institute, Amor worked with Amnesty International-PRO as the office coordinator and with FORGE, a non-profit organization based in the Philippines, as HR/Administrative officer for eight years. Amor earned her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology and Master’s in Business Management from the University of the Philippines. She has also completed her office administration program at Vancouver Community College.

Contact Amor at email or via telephone at 604-695-4035.