Eric Porterfield joined the United Nations Foundation in October 2010 as the director of communications for global health. Previously, Eric worked as the communications officer for international services at the American Red Cross. Prior to joining the Red Cross, he worked in news research and production for Good Morning America at ABC News. Born in Greenville, NC, Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in international affairs from Webster University in London. Over the years, he has worked on field missions in Haiti, Geneva, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Thailand and Malaysia. Currently, Eric chairs the Outreach and Communications Working Group at InterAction. He is also the recipient of the 2006 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast News Award for Live Coverage of the Death of Pope John Paul II and the Election of Pope Benedict XVI. Eric has an identical twin brother and enjoys reading, cooking and biking in his spare time.