Neria Aylward

Neria Aylward (she/her) has been the Foundation’s Executive Director since November 2020. Neria’s approach to the Foundation’s work combines extensive training in research, social policy development and implementation with a proven commitment to social justice in Newfoundland and Labrador and beyond.

Before graduating from high school in St. John’s, Neria grew up in Malawi, France, and Toronto. She completed her undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology, Politics and International Relations at the University of Cambridge as a Blyth Scholar, and her master’s degree in Development Studies at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

Neria is a convenor of Decarbonize NL, loves reality TV, and has a red Jack Russell Terrier named Penelope.