Muna Kaldawi-Killingback is a program director at the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (CWPPP) at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she oversees the graduate certificate program in Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy and CWPPP's communications.
She was previously Executive Director of WomenExplore, a non-profit educational organization that grew out of the Harvard Divinity School. Muna is also a former Director of Communications for the World YWCA, where she was a staff member for 10 years and one of the first ever young women interns. Prior to that, Muna was Director of Public Relations and Public Affairs at the YWCA of Essex and West Hudson. Muna is in her third year of a doctoral program in Global Governance and Human Security at UMass Boston where her research focus is on feminist peacebuilding and international NGO advocacy strategies. Muna also earned a Master's degree in International Relations and a graduate certificate in Human Rights from UMass Boston and has a Bachelor's degree in English and Journalism from Douglass College at Rutgers University.
In 2020, Muna was appointed to UMass Boston's Restorative Justice Commission and also serves on the McCormack Graduate School's Racial Equity Task Force. She is also a member of YW Boston's Advocacy Committee and serves on the board of Americans for Middle East Understanding (AMEU).