Program Officer, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Lana Dakan joined the Packard Foundation in January 2006. She has managed the Population and Reproductive Health Program’s grantmaking in the Philippines and India and currently oversees the Global and USA portfolios. Previously, Lana worked at the Foundation for 3 years, first as a Research Associate for the Foundation’s Visiting Scholar and then as a Research Associate for the Population Program, where she conducted research and analysis to inform the Program’s grantmaking. Prior to joining the Foundation, Lana worked in Indonesia for 6 years on family planning programs with USAID and Pathfinder International. She served in the Philippines as a peace corps volunteer and has a BA in international relations from Occidental College and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan.