More than a decade as an international journalist writing breaking news, features, opinion and business. Well over a decade in the development field - mostly in media and public relations but also social mobilization. Great interest in prevention/eradication of preventable diseases. String experience handling emergencies - such as the South Asia earthquake and Cyclone Nargis in Burma. Seasoned media professional, with numerous prime time interviews on BBC, CNN, NPR, CBC and Al Jazeera. TEDx 2015 speaker (theme: collaboration). Former employers include UNICEF, WHO and PAHO. Most recently worked almost two years as spokesperson and media section chief for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. Election observation experience.