With degrees and advanced training in international public health and journalism, I offer over ten years of professional communications, marketing, knowledge management, and multimedia experience with a technical focus on health communications, social behavior change, and human rights. I have worked in a variety of countries, including South Africa, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Kenya, Uganda, and India.
I began my career with Pfizer Inc. as a healthcare representative focusing on cardiovascular and infectious diseases. During my seven years with Pfizer, I earned a tremendous amount of success due to my ability to develop and maintain strategic partnerships with my clients and learn and translate complex information for their patients.
My success at Pfizer earned me the prestigious Pfizer Global Health Fellowship in 2008, which relocated me to South Africa for six months to work mothers2mothers (m2m), an HIV prevention organization working throughout Africa. As a communications consultant at m2m, I traveled to country clinics, interviewed clients and documented their success stories, developed marketing materials, and expanded m2m’s website and public outreach.
In 2010, I returned and attended Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where I earned my MPH with a focus on social marketing and maternal and child health.
Currently, I am the Communications Manager at CORE Group, where I collaborate with a variety of Working Groups (TB, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, Safe Motherhood & Reproductive Health, mHealth, Polio Eradication, H1N1 Preparedness) to develop & disseminate technical guidance, tools, and resources. I have also worked on four public health videos documenting CORE Group’s value and advocating for community health.
Specialties: social marketing, strategic partnership development, health communications, advocacy, media advocacy, monitoring & evaluation, program planning, budgeting, HIV/AIDS, gender equality, human rights, conflict management, maternal & child health.