Linda Peia is Change Manager with Ashoka in the DC Global office, where she is responsible for the overall coordination and management of the FEC global portfolio. Linda joined the Full Economic Citizenship (FEC) initiative in 2007, starting in Mexico.
She advanced the Small-scale Farmer Hybrid Value Chain (HVC) and formed the basis of an HVC community. In 2010 she moved to Brazil, where she launched FEC's home improvement program in the northeast of Brazil. Prior to Ashoka, Linda gained intersectoral experience with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Cato Institute in the U.S., and Development Alternatives Inc. Brazil. While in school, she founded two student organizations and developed the business plan of a social franchise business currently being incubated in Mexico. Originally from Romania, Linda has spent the past eleven years as a global changemaker. She speaks six languages and holds a Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) from the Harvard Kennedy School