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Summary

Dynamic, enthusiastic self-starter with specialized training and over 6 years experience working in the United States and abroad within the fields of Communications and International Education.  A flexible, innovative thinker with a strong understanding of international travel and trip design, budgeting and the ability to work in a variety of cross-cultural settings. 

Experience with international education administration, program management and design;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and professional presentation skills;

Outstanding administrative, organizational and multi-tasking ability;

Extremely adaptable, works well in multicultural groups or independently;

Proficient ability in the management of financial and human resources;

Extensive knowledge of West African cultures and languages.

Work experience

Sep 2010Apr 2012

Communications and Outreach Specialist

USAID/PHARE

As a Communications and Outreach Specialist with USAID/PHARE (The Road to Reading in English), I assisted with the project's visual branding and content management as well as the development of promotional materials including brochures, informational packets, and videos.  I helped plan, coordinate and evaluate the visits of USAID and Ministry of Education officials, provided administrative support for the program, maintained the digital archives, and used social media – including Facebook and blogging – to promote project activities. I also filmed and edited short videos about the project's work for presentation to international audiences.    

Jul 2008Aug 2010

Environmental Specialist

United States Peace Corps

Assisted with the development of a community cereal bank to ensure food security.  Approved implementation plans in collaboration with the women's association towards improved shea butter practices.  Developed and conducted training programs for Peace Corps Volunteers and NGO partners.  Managed multiple funded projects and monitored their success to ensure sustainability.    

Aug 2007May 2008

Student Director

Ridderhof Martin Gallery

Assisted with the development of a community cereal bank to ensure food security.  Approved implementation plans in collaboration with the women's association towards improved shea butter practices.  Developed and conducted training programs for Peace Corps Volunteers and NGO partners.  Managed multiple funded projects and monitored their success to ensure sustainability.    

Education

Skills

Susu
Bambara
Fluent reader, writer and speaker
French
Fluent reader, writer and speaker