Henriett was born and raised in Hungary. Her Roma identity has played an important role in her life, and her passion for human rights and education.
Prior to joining Teach for Canada, she was the executive director at an internationally acknowledged Hungarian Roma community-based educational organization, and has transitioned into its Board of Directors. She has spent 10+ years in the non-profit sector, with special focus on partnership building and fundraising.
Her professional career is deeply rooted in social justice, human rights and philanthropy. She earned a legal degree, a PhD in law, and later graduated from the Central European University in Political Science. She completed her doctoral research in Edmonton, focusing on hate motivated crimes and their social and community impacts. In parallel with her academic work, she has worked and volunteered with several non-governmental organizations. There has always been fundamentally shared principles in all her endeavours: equity, inclusion and mutual learning.
She considers herself a lifelong learner, and she seeks every opportunity to learn something new. She loves reading, walking and all kinds of outdoor activities.