Celine d’Cruz has been advocating for the urban poor in various roles for more than two decades. She was a founding member and coordinator of Slum Dwellers International and currently serves as Urban Practitioner for the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights.
Celine joined the board of Block by Block in February 2017 and has participated in Block by Block projects in Hanoi, Nairobi, and Kalobeyei. She currently serves as Vice President and as a member of the Project Committee.
Celine has been honored as a Yale World Fellow in global leadership and global issues. She speaks English, Hindi, and Marathi. She serves on the board for the Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers (SPARC), of which she was a founding member and previous Associate Director. She is also an advisory board member of Included, which helps migrant laborers throughout Asia. She loves exploring the cities that she lives in and visits on foot.