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Meet Cara Honzak

Senior Technical Advisor for Population, Health, & Environment, United States
“Ancient Chinese wisdom teaches us that in all things, there is a delicate balance between yin and yang. And so Pathfinder’s PHE work begins with the premise that sexual and reproductive health and rights are fundamental to achieving universal and equitable sustainable development. I love working with Pathfinder on this agenda because colleagues are fearless in building non-traditional partnerships to establish this balance.”

Cara Honzak has more than 15 years of experience focused on cross-sectoral international development programming. In 2014, she joined Pathfinder as the senior technical advisor for population, health, & environment, in a job share partnership with Dr. Cheryl Margoluis. Cara and Cheryl are known in partnership as co-authors on the first manual for the conservation sector on integrating family planning and reproductive health into conservation projects.

Prior to joining Pathfinder, Cara worked with the World Wildlife Fund for eight years, managing their population, health, and environment program during its final year as a standalone program. Before that, she was the senior technical advisor on population, health, and environment projects funded by USAID and other corporate donors, and managed World Wildlife Fund’s Girls’ Scholarship Program.

Previously, Cara consulted on population, health, and environment issues for Conservation International, on HIV among migrant populations in Mozambique and South Africa for Population Services International, on conservation policy for a Brazilian municipal government in the Pantanal Wetlands, and on integrating reproductive health into NGO programs at John Snow Inc.

Cara has her MPAff from LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and her BA from Columbia University. She speaks Czech, English, Portuguese, Spanish, and conversational Mandarin Chinese.

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