Eleanor Burton has a long and expansive history working in the NGO, non-profit sector, with two decades of professional experience in the field. Since 1999 Eleanor has worked as a project manager for a number of different refugee programs, serving a 14-country region in the Near East and Asia. She has accumulated in-depth knowledge and practical know-how in the area of program development, having been involved with a number of NGO and CSR programs as consultant, advisor, trainer and manager.
Throughout her career, Eleanor has worked with local and international NGOs, UNHCR offices, embassies, municipalities, schools, hospitals and government; advocating for the rights and protection of displaced people and working to develop and fund programs serving this population. Eleanor has always been committed to working with organizations that strengthen local capacity and increase access to research, education, training and assistance for vulnerable populations.
Eleanor earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Macalester College, Minnesota, and her Masters in International NGO Administration from the School for International Training (SIT) in Vermont, United States.