Raina Fox (she/her/hers) joined InterAction in February 2021. As Senior Manager of the Executive Office, Raina manages and leads on key communications, strategy, policy, and partnerships on behalf of the Executive Office, including Board management.
Raina has spent the last 13+ years directing, developing, and growing collaborative, high-impact, globally celebrated programs that elevate marginalized voices and build movements for peace, justice, sustainable development, and social change in the U.S., India, Hong Kong, Jordan, Morocco, Australia, and beyond. Having experienced the complexities of advancing social change at both the grassroots and systems levels, she is particularly passionate about ensuring that those most marginalized in societies—particularly women and gender-nonconforming people, LGBTQIA+, racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, young people, and those with disabilities—are at the center of policies, education, and civil society initiatives to advance social justice.
Prior to InterAction, she was Executive Director of Boston Network for International Development, and was based at Oxfam coordinating international COVID-19 campaigns and advocacy efforts, collaborating on global feminist research initiatives, human rights, racial and labor justice efforts in the U.S. From 2015-2018 she was Programs Director for Millennium Campus Network where she developed and launched a global SDG fellowship program that now engages 1000+ undergrads in 20+ countries every year in partnership with U.N. Academic Impact. Her other professional experiences have included working on youth innovation programs with UNDP Arab States in Jordan, at a grassroots sustainable livelihoods NGO in Kutch, India as an AJWS World Partners Fellow, at a small cultural nonprofit in Hong Kong, and with a range of nonprofits, museums, and universities across the U.S.
Raina holds two Masters degrees in Peace and Conflict Studies (University of Queensland, Australia as a Rotary Peace Fellow where she focused on gender justice in peacebuilding and conflict transformation) and Public Humanities (Brown University, focusing on transitional justice, oral history, and memory politics), and completed her B.A. at Macalester College where she majored in art history and humanities, media and cultural studies. She remains passionate about arts and storytelling for social change and in her free time enjoys painting and linocut block printing.