At my core, I am a storyteller.  With a background in qualitative research,  organizational strategy and digital media, I collaborate with global changemakers to produce high-quality and compelling stories that communicate the diverse ways in which social change occurs.


Work History

Owner and Principal

Fact Memory Testimony
2012 - Present

Fact.Memory.Testimony is a consulting practice that specializes in qualitative research, community engagement, storytelling and digital media. We provide foundations and social justice organizations with creative products that better communicate, measure and share the impact of their work.

Current and Previous Clients include:

  • Memphis is Music Initiative: Developed strategy for city-wide music education initiative: led community engagement component for youth which included designing (and training youth to implement) a photo-based asset mapping exercise. Produced video documenting the strategic and community engagement processes
  • The Community Foundation for Monterey County: 2 year case study of Girls Health in Girls Hands, a girl-led health and leadership collaborative,
  • Nike and Firelight Foundations Grassroots Girls Initiative: Designed and implemented a participatory video training and documentation project

Producer, Advocacy & Innovation

Global Fund for Women
2014 - 2015

IGNITE: Women Fueling Science and Technology is an online multimedia project and global advocacy campaign, supported by National Endowment for the Arts, Wells Fargo and Symantec Corporation. As Producer of the 18-month project I,

  • Curated and oversaw content for five online galleries
  • Developed crowd-source component of site "Spark Story Collection," co-curated by Symantec employees and featuring voices of men and women around the world
  • Designed and managed all aspects of IGNITE International Girls Hackathon; Recruited jurors from technology and human rights sector; co-produced video profiling girl participants in 5 global cities; co produced with Carolyn Malachi video announcing winner of the Hackathon. #hackgirlsrights has +50million impressions in social media
  • Coordinated advocacy partnership between the Fund, aligned global organizations and UN Women. Pledge signed by +20,000 people demanded equal access to and control of technology for women and girls worldwide
  • Built and managed partnerships with the global technology sector, global non government organizations and others working on issues related to women and girls' access to technology and STEM education
  • Served as project spokesperson
  • Managed consultants and collaborators, project timelines, and project budgets
  • Contributed to site design and development

Senior Storyteller

See Change Evaluation, Inc.
2011 - 2012
  • Worked across the firm to promote, develop and implement research methodologies that incorporated storytelling and narrative into evaluation. Created compelling and accessible high-quality-digital stories, Theories of Change, short documentary films, EBooks, and written reports.
  • Managed portfolio of Story Science™ Projects included:  Family Independence Initiative, Youth Together, and Communities for Public Education Reform (CPER)

Consultant, Advocacy Evaluation

Nov 2010 - Sep 2011
  • Conducted, with colleagues, the mid-term impact evaluation for the Campaign to End Pediatric AIDS, a global-to-local level advocacy campaign funded by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and coordinated by Global AIDS Alliance
  • Responsible for interview protocol design, data collection (qualitative interviews and validation) in four African countries (Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria) and subsequent analysis
  • Provided subject expertise during the evaluation and subsequent reporting.

Interim, Advocacy & Communications Coordinator CHAMPION Project: Gender-Based Violence

Jul 2010 - Dec 2010
  • Designed and managed CHAMPION's observations of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence(district, regional and national)
  • Oversaw development of national (Tanzania) behavior change communication campaign addressing gender-based violence

Independent Researcher

Jul 2009 - Jun 2010

Graduate Thesis:

  • Designed and implemented a qualitative research project examining the impact of women's constructions of gender in Tanzania, specifically beliefs and practices related to masculinity and gender-based violence, and how these beliefs influence healthy and unhealthy behavior
  • Produced, wrote, edited and directed a short documentary, Wanawake 8/8 Women, based on interviews given by women during data collection

Director, HIV/Hepatitis C co-infection Policy

National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP)
2004 - 2007
  • Successfully lobbied U.S. Congress on behalf of Coalition to include hepatitis C specific language in the Ryan White CARE Act
  • Acted as liaison between the Coalition and congressional offices on hepatitis related legislation
  • Coordinated legislative activity of National HIV/HCV Co-infection Coalition.




University of Washington, School of Public Health, Daniel J. Evans school of public affairs
2007 - 2010

Concurrent degrees in Global Health and Public Policy at the School of Public Health and the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs. Master's Thesis entitled, "The Language of Love: Tanzanian women discuss intimacy, sexuality and violence in the 21st century." Produced, edited and directed a 10-minute documentary film related to this research.


New York University Tisch School of the Arts
1995 - 1999

Bachelors of Fine Arts in Drama, focused on the use of theatre in social movements.

Certificate: Arts and Social Change

School for international training
1997 - 1998

Cape Town, South Africa. Created live performance installation and related video project in which HIV+ young mothers recorded messages and stories they wished to leave behind for their infant daughters.



Most Significant Change Technique

Results in Health
2014 - 2014

Trained in the MSC methodology, in particular as it is applied to participatory monitoring and evaluation design and implementation.

Photovoice: Participatory Photography

PhotoVoice UK
2012 - 2012

Trained in the design and facilitation of Photovoice Participatory Photography methodology.

selected presentations

  • UNESCO, Mobile Learning Week 2015, "IGNITE: Women Fueling Science and Technology. A global media and online advocacy campaign sparking a world of innovation and equality
  • International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference 2010, Oral abstract presentation 
  • International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Washington, DC
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands Embassy, International Human Rights Day, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania



Project Management, Writing, Editing, Strategy Development, Qualitative Research and Analysis, Photography, Videography


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