Marise is a Masters of Social Work graduate originally from Ottawa, Canada. She has worked in the field of international humanitarian assistance for over 15 years, gaining considerable knowledge and experience in various contexts ranging stable to emergency as well as armed conflict. Across several continents including Asia (India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Kazakhstan), Africa (Chad, Congo, CAR, Sudan), the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Turkey) and Haiti she has worked in projects with specific focus on primary health care, reproductive health, HIV, mental health and sexual violence. In her role as program coordinator and mental health advisor with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders she has developed experience and expertise in assessing, monitoring and analyzing complex contexts particularly in programs related to psychosocial care and sexual violence. She is currently working for UNFPA in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh as a GBV in Emergencies Specialist.