Highlights from my recent projects are below.
Communications Lead (Consultant)
NCDFREE aims to raise awareness of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) around the world through grassroots, youth-focused outreach. As the Global Communications Lead, I:
Plan campaigns to raise public awareness on NCDs.
Connect with stakeholders and members of the media to collaborate on events.
Help organize events, including our recent advocacy bootcamp on NCDs in Humanitarian Settings in Copenhagen.
Write, edit and place blog posts and op-eds about the global burden of NCDs — and strategies to fight them.
Manage NCDFREE’s social media channels.
Design sharegraphics and publication graphics.
Draft and design monthly newsletters and manage mailing lists via Mailchimp.
Communications & Editorial Consultant
Since April 2017, I have been working full-time as a freelance consultant. My work has included:
Strategic Communications: Directing messaging, drafting communications plans, and designing digital communications toolkits for the dissemination of messages and infographics. Projects have included the Year 6/End-of-Project Report for the Management Sciences for Health Leadership, Management, and Governance (MSH/LMG) Project and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Global Impact Report 2016 and Global Impact Report 2017/18. I most recently created a social media strategy and graphics for CultureSummit—Abu Dhabi 2018 and guided a website design for The Rothkopf Group.
Editorial Consulting: Writing, substantive editing, and copy editing of graphics, one-pagers, and promotional materials. Projects include copy editing and layout for the Uganda National TB Survey Report; writing and substantive editing for the MSH/LMG End-of-Project report; and proofreading the Women’s Refugee Commission Prison for Survivors report.
Design and Layout: Design and layout of print publications, infographics, and sharegraphics. Projects have included graphics for a takeover of the Politico Europe homepage for the Mars Sustainable in a Generation Plan, and infographics for the 2016 and 2017/18 American Society for Microbiology Global Impact Report.
The Global Nutrition Report
May 2016-April 2017
Washington, DC, USA
The Global Nutrition Report (GNR) is the first annual stocktake of the state of the world's nutrition. It focuses on the progress made toward achieving global nutrition targets, as well as on the gaps that still need to be filled. As the Communications Specialist, I was based at the International Food Policy Research Institute (then the GNR Secretariat) in Washington, DC. My work included:
Shaped key messages for the 2016 GNR, which were disseminated over social media and through press outreach
Worked with an international team of nutrition experts to launch the 2016 GNR in six cities in June 2016
Managed GNR social media accounts and monitored analytics using TweetReach
Designed social media sharegraphics
Wrote and edited op-eds, promotional materials, and blog posts for publication and distribution in print and online
Senior Communications Associate
Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
September 2014-May 2016
Arlington, VA, USA
Management Sciences for Health is a global nonprofit organization that works with leaders around the world to tackle pressing public health issues like malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. I worked within the Pharmaceuticals and Health Technologies Group to support the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program. My work included:
Editing proposals, abstracts, and posters for presentation
Managing all website updates and social media outreach for SIAPS Program
Implementing communications campaigns related to technical themes and key health events
Designing publications, posters, and web graphics
The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy (CDDEP)
October 2013-September 2014
Washington, DC, USA
Based in Washington, DC, and New Delhi, the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy (CDDEP) uses research to inform better decision-making in health policy. CDDEP covers regional and global issues on three continents, with its major focus being on antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases like malaria and tuberculosis. As the Communications Manager, my work included:
Writing and editing blog posts, op-eds, press releases, promotional materials, and interviews for publication on the CDDEP website and online
Managing website content and social media presence
Promoting CDDEP research in the media by maintaining regular contact with reporters and placing op-eds
Drafting weekly newsletters for more than 3000 subscribers
Monitoring media coverage (including social media metrics and staff interviews) for quarterly communications reports
Training and supervising a communications intern, and delegating communications activities to other staff members