I am an international development consultant who specializes in working with nonprofits, progressive organizations, funders, think tanks, coalitions, and consulting groups. I work with my clients to launch and manage advocacy campaigns, envision and execute communications projects, and spearhead and cultivate new partnerships and organizational relationships.
With fifteen years of postgraduate management experience, I am experienced in strategic planning; project and team management; communications, messaging, research, and content development; event design and execution; and program and special project execution. My areas of expertise include gender; reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH); and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), among others. I have previously worked with Sesame Workshop’s Global Health Initiative, United Nations Foundation, World Health Partners, WASH Advocates; Mount Sinai and NYU Medical Centers; and held field placements with NGOs in India and Argentina.
Based in Durham, NC, I collaborate with groups across the U.S. and around the world. A frequent traveler to the developing world, I am keenly aware of the issues and impacts that sustainable projects and advocacy can make. I have deep experience with WASH and RMNCAH integration, am familiar with the policy landscape, and adept at engaging non-traditional partners to take action.
I have significant postgraduate leadership experience in academic medicine and international NGO settings. In one of my most creative roles, I served as a consultant advising Sesame Workshop’s Global Health Initiative featuring the new Muppet Raya. At WASH Advocates, I integrated WASH into global conversations and events on gender and RMNCAH. During that time, I presented at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the World Health Organization PMNCH Partners’ Forum, among others.
I received graduate and undergraduate degrees from Cornell University and recently relocated from Washington, DC to Durham, NC.