Remy Hellstern

Remy Hellstern

Grant Specialist

I joined the Internet Society Foundation in October 2022 as a Grant Specialist supporting the Resiliency & Responding to Emergencies (RARE) Programs. 

I hold a Master’s in Public Policy and Global Affairs from the University of British Columbia, where I focused my research on social change, digital human rights, and the development of equitable policies to support community-led initiatives. I simultaneously earned a graduate-level certification in Information Systems Management from the School of Information. My undergraduate background is in Sociology and Social Work, where I explored the role of mutual aid efforts and technological innovation in social justice movements.

Before joining the team, I worked as the project manager of a human rights archive and documentation project based at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. I managed collaborations with external partners, like the UN Human Rights working group, oversaw grant programming, and developed the archival strategy and infrastructure.

Growing up between Singapore and the United States, I have a deep appreciation for the role of food and laughter in bringing people together despite cultural or linguistic differences. Now currently based in Vancouver, when I’m not trying my hand at cooking or carpentry, you can find me enjoying the beautiful scenery and the sun (while it’s out!).