Rowen Siemens

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Communications Officer

Rowen Siemens is the Communications Officer at the BC Council for International Cooperation, and she is grateful for the opportunity to live, work, and play on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) peoples. Rowen has a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a BA in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia, and has acquired a combined five years of writing, research, and communications experience. She has worked across a range of sectors, including the private, charitable, and the international non-governmental, but corresponding about human rights issues – disseminating important research and advocacy – has become the most meaningful use of her skills. She has worked on several large social media campaigns, such as the release of Minority and Indigenous Trends 2019 with Minority Rights Group International (MRG). Her graduate research centred on Indigenous rights in Canada, and she considers Canada’s implementation of aspirational human rights goals such as the SDGs to be crucial yet incomplete without reconciliation. When she isn’t busy at BCCIC, Rowen enjoys being a mediocre vegan cook, a novice yogi and runner, and listens to probably too many podcasts. 

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