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Meet the team
Meet the Women in Foreign Policy team, a group of dedicated volunteers coming together to bring you relevant career advice, organise inspiring networking events in London and bring you closer to achieving your career and personal goals through exclusive job opportunities and podcasts.
Interested in joining the team? Email lucie.goulet[at]womeninforeignpolicy.org with a CV and what you'd be interested in doing.
Kaite McKenna is a former State Department intern and foreign policy nerd. In January 2018, she joined Women in Foreign Policy to outline the stories and experiences of women working in international affairs. Kaite loves learning more about people working in the field and how they came to choose foreign policy as a career. When she's not chatting with interviewees, she can be found walking about Sydney, Australia where she works in web design.
Laytanya Mapp Frett
Half Irish, half Italian, Alex was raised in Clones, a border town in Ireland. Alex is about to be based in Geneva to intern with the International Labour Organisation. She has completed internships and research projects with the UN Foundation, in Hawassa Ethiopia, and with UN ESCAP in Bangkok.
When Alex learned about WIFP from friends she was eager to contribute to the team to encourage women to get involved in foreign policy. She contributes to the Facebook page and is brainstorming the team’s PR approach.
Alex holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology and has recently completed an M.Sc. in Development Practice, both from Trinity College Dublin. She also spent a year abroad at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.
Manager of Engagement - Canada
Originally from Vancouver, Kelly currently resides in Toronto, Canada and works for the UK Department for International Trade. She works with Canadian companies to facilitate foreign direct investment into the UK. Previously, Kelly advised the Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration on policy relating to refugees, the settlement and integration of newcomers, and business migration. She has also interned for the Canadian Minister of International Development.
Having benefitted from numerous mentors in the development of her own career, Kelly is passionate about helping women develop the skills and experience they need to foster a career in foreign policy.
Kelly has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Arts in Political Science from McMaster University.