Yumei Lin, Administrative Assistant
Yumei has been an Administrative Assistant with the UARR since 2001, ensuring the smooth operation of the organization. Yumei has also been working as a Settlement Counsellor since 2001. She has acquired over 25 years of experience in community-based organizations specialized in the areas of Immigration, settlement and advocacy. Yumei holds a Diploma in Community Worker from George Brown College.

Siham Rayale, Project Coordinator

Siham Rayale is a researcher specializing in gender, conflict, peace, security and the Horn of Africa. As a consultant, Siham specializes in qualitative research methods, program design and evaluation. Siham has conducted research for UN agencies and INGOs. She has written op-eds for Open Democracy, LSE Africa and Oxfam blogs. Siham received her PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London. Her PhD work focused on the use of Somaliland women’s narratives to impact the way we conceptualize political spaces and subjectivities. She received her M.A., from York University in International Development Studies, and her B.A., in Political Science from the University of Toronto.