I have a passion for using the power of media -- especially film, television and radio -- to increase knowledge and transform lives.
I spent the past three years as a senior NGO manager in central Africa designing and implementing large-scale communication projects that used community-level mobile-video campaigns, rural radio, and national television to increase knowledge, change attitudes, and spur behavioral change in under-served and vulnerable communities.
These education and behavioral change communication campaigns covered a wide range of topics, including mother-and-child health, nutrition, clean water, HIV/AIDS and other diseases, prevention of gender-based violence, livelihoods, environmental conservation and climate change. Over the past three years, these BCC efforts reached more than 500,000 people in the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo combined.
As Country Director in charge of operations in the Republic of Congo, I managed multiple projects, trained and supervised our BCC teams, built office staff capacity, and created and oversaw budgets. In addition, I worked closely with donors and partners and represented my organization to government ministries. Over the course of three years, I expanded the organization's work throughout the Republic of Congo.
Before getting into NGO work, I spent eight years producing, directing and writing documentaries for US television.