I have a B.A. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Duke University; my past research interests include food sustainability and community resource management. For the past year I have worked as an intern at the Center for Documentary Studies, creating and managing written, multimedia, and audiovisual content for the Center's websites.
Beginning in the fall of 2014, I'll be working in Lusaka, Zambia with Developing Radio Partners (DRP). DRP is a non-profit organization that works in developing countries to build healthy, community-driven media sectors through radio. Over the last decade, DRP has carried out projects in areas with a history of political repression, poverty, and/or lack of information – including Mongolia, Russia, Kenya, and Nigeria – paying particular attention to topics of climate change, agriculture, health, and governance.
I'll be working on DRP’s Zambia climate change project. The goal is to work with local radio stations to provide information about strategies that rural farmers can use to adapt to changing climate conditions. I’ll have two major roles. One is in monitoring & evaluation; I'll conduct surveys and interviews in order to evaluate the effectiveness of DRP's programs in providing environmental programming to target audience(s) in rural areas. My other job will be to help develop DRP’s media & online presence, making videos, photos, and written content about their work and improving their website.