Carla Funk is a doctoral candidate in the Social Sciences Doctoral Program at Royal Roads University, Canada. She is investigating the role of privately funded aid in development with a focus on the perspectives of the recipient in Tanzania. Funk has lived and worked in Ethiopia managing a program feeding refugees, in Zimbabwe on food security and education related projects, and in Switzerland for a private family foundation committed to supporting education in southern Africa and eastern Europe. In B.C. Canada she has provided management and capacity building expertise to environmental, health research, arts, children and First Nations non-profit organizations. Funk studied at the University of Manitoba earning both a degree and masters from the Faculty of Agriculture studying plant genetics and agronomy.