Please share a short bio for yourself. This should be no more than 3-4 short paragraphs.
I earned a MPH from Columbia University in 2009. There I developed my skills in program design and management, research, and evaluation as well as expanding my knowledge of related topics. My graduate thesis examined community participation in GBV prevention in refugee settings. I have had the opportunity to work with a number of UN agencies, non-government organizations, and community groups in humanitarian and development settings.
Recent Projects include:
*a HIV & Most at Risk Young People in Lao PDR rapid needs-assessment ;
*a rights-based programs for vulnerable children in India;
*a SRH and human rights advocacy toolkit for sex workers in Africa and Asia;
*a GBV prevention program evaluation in a refugee camp in Ethiopia;
*a SRH needs assessment for a small humanitarian agency;
*policy research on child abuse and the US child welfare system;
*community-based MCH research with HIV positive women in rural Zimbabwe;
*community outreach at a needle exchange & mobile clinic in Philadelphia;
*participatory curricula on non-discrimination, human rights, child rights, and gender communities and service providers in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States;
*conferences on child protection, child participation, & community participation in refugee settings;
Other Projects include:
*assisting at the largest free clinic in the US;
*assisting at the Program for Torture Victims;
*managing a community-based youth development program in Massachusetts;
*providing logistical support to the ILI for Community Engagement in Child Well-Being and a UNICEF Technical Meeting on Children in Armed Conflict;
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you have direct and significant expertise
Guadeloupe, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Uganda, India, Nepal, Laos, United States
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Venice Family Clinic Clinical Assistant
What are your main skills/expertise?
Specialties: refugee health, HIV, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), gender-based violence (GBV), maternal child health (MCH), child protection, mental health and psychosocial wellbeing, and participatory learning, child rights gender equity, community engagement, child participation, and formal and non-formal education
What are Your expertise areas/sectors when it comes to youth
Education, Gender, Humanitarian Relief, Climate Change, Development, Public health, Protection, Refugees, IDPs, Psychosocia, Leadership, Art
What are Your primary Skills, to compliment Your areas/sectors
Advocacy, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Program Management, Program Design, Research, Training