I am founder/director of two health and development nonprofits, one the international branch of a Kenyan HIV/AIDS organization, KAIPPG (http://www.kaippg.org), and the other an international arts coalition called ActALIVE (http://www.actalive.org), whose members in 30 countries use the arts and media to address HIV/AIDS and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
I am a collage artist and social-change activist, with a strong focus on peace issues, women and young people, sustainable development, and human rights.
I am also an editor of the arts and MDGs e-journal, art'ishake, produced by Arts for Global Development (http://www.art4development.net); an Advisory Council Member and Co-Founder of the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (http://www.youthaidscoalition.org); news editor for One World Beat (http://www.oneworldbeat.org); and co-creator of development projects that focus on arts and media, information and communication technologies (including distance-learning), nutrition and food security, empowerment of women and youth, health and education, anti-trafficking, and poverty-alleviation.
Recently, I have written and co-edited an e-guide for Rising Voices (http://rising.globalvoicesonline.org) called "Blogging Positively", intended as an introduction to blogging on topics related to HIV/AIDS.
I attended Hampshire College, where I received a BA (with a concentration in art history, history, and women's studies); studied international law, diplomacy, conflict resolution, and development at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; trained to be a mediator at Harvard Law School, and worked at the Harvard Mediation Program as a district-court liaison.