In first person

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Welcome to my ever-cerebral world.

I am a communications, journalism, content strategy, social engagement and development professional with 10 years of experience designing effective communications strategy, crafting high level thought leadership content, storytelling narratives and investigative journalism pieces. I have collaborated at the global multinational level in addition to the United Nations, Non-governmental (NGO) and tech startup environments. Lately I’ve been exploring virtual and augmented reality for journalism and storytelling among other innovative feats for communications and media.

For seven years I have been a United Nations NGO delegate and in 2017, was a European Union External Action press fellow. I was named Journalist of the Month in May 2015 by International Journalists’ Network.

I am the compiler/curator of the 50 Women anthology series – a two book collection of stories exploring the human condition in the context of major world events and global issues told by 50 women from 30 countries. In March 2017 at the United Nations, I welcomed my third title into the world, Stories from Girls and Women of Mogadishu chronicling post civil war experiences of women and girls representing various sectors of society in Mogadishu, Somalia. The project was a two-year effort with CISP- Somalia and the British Embassy of Mogadishu assisted.

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Speaking at Commonwealth Club of California Nov. 29, 2016

I’m also on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco-based NGO, Women’s Intercultural Network . We are consultative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Winthrop University and a Master of Science in Media Innovation from Northwestern University where I was the recipient of a Medill editorial scholarship.

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Speaking on a panel about global media funding initiatives at United Nations, March 2016