Linda Low, Rotary Peace Fellow

Committed to building stronger communities and a more sustainable world, Linda is a Rotary Peace Fellow at the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Centre in Durham, North Carolina, where she is pursuing her Masters in International Development Policy.

She served the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) promoting global humanitarian needs from 2010 to 2015 based in Geneva, and in 2016 led the organization’s communications efforts on the migration crisis in Europe based from Budapest.

Prior to the IFRC, Linda was Associate Director of Corporate Communications for Bell Canada. Before Bell, she was Manager of International Relations at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bid Committee which won the rights for Canada to host the 2010 Winter Games.

As a Rotary Peace Fellow, Linda is focused on the intersection between communities and civil society organizations, corporations and governments. She aims to mobilize partnerships for sustainable development and collective action on climate change – by fostering greater dialogue, collaboration, accountability and equitable outcomes.

Linda’s Rotary internship as a Rotary Peace Fellow is with the Environmental Defense Fund. She is researching the supply chain impact of soy farming on deforestation in Brazil where some forests are being cleared for greater soy farming – to accommodate the world’s growing demand for soy.

Proudly from Vancouver, Linda is a member of the Governor General of Canada’s Leadership Conference. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and Certificate in Public Relations from Kwantlen Polytechnic University.