Lina has over 20 years of professional experience in international development, humanitarian response and policy. She has been a long-term advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. She is currently a senior policy advisor in the Natural Resources and Governance Division at Global Affairs Canada. In this position, she is responsible for the alignment of natural resources management policies and programs with Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy. She also represents Global Affairs Canada at the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and in the Steering Committee of the Extractives Global Programmatic Support Multi-Donor Trust Fund.