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 and place articles and op-eds.
- Help organize events, including our recent advocacy bootcamp on NCDs in Humanitarian Settings in Copenhagen.
- Edit and write blog posts and articles about the global burden of NCDs and strategies to fight them.
- Manage NCDFREE’s social media channels.
- Design sharegraphics and publication graphics.
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) 2016 Global Impact Report. 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 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:
- Writing and editing blog posts, success stories, case studies, and technical briefs on global health systems interventions
- 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