Frances Quintero Rawlings is a community organizer, educator and consultant.
She is currently the Project Manager of Development at Samara Canada, a non-
partisan charitable organization dedicated to reconnecting citizens to politics.
She is passionate about social justice and working on projects that improve both
the human and design experience, especially those that contribute to broader
systemic change. She is a strong advocate for human rights and she has worked
with multiple stakeholders in many sectors including community services, health,
youth programming, civic engagement, immigrant and refugee services, and
women’s rights. In 2014, she was selected as an emerging female leader in
Canada to participate in the Canadian Women’s Foundation Leadership Institute
in partnership with the Coady Institute at St. Francis Xavier University.
Fran loves to travel and feel it is one of the best ways to gain perspective on life,
culture and ethics. She’s an avid cyclist, an aspiring aerialist and she loves a
great read, especially historical fiction.
In fall 2016 Fran will begin a Masters of Design in Strategic Foresight and
Innovation at OCAD University.
She is very grateful to have been selected as an AFP Fellow in Inclusion and