Work experience

Work experience

  • Collaborated in core case investigation for D.C Department of Health HIV/AIDS Surveillance Bureau; and participated in efforts to transition from the previous code-based HIV reporting to the groundbreaking and currently used name-based reporting.
  • Evaluated data entry and analysis for the “Come Together DC—Get Screened for HIV” screening campaign; and generated a Race/Ethnicity fact sheet for the District of Columbia HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Annual Report.

Field Coordinator

GWU School of Public Health & Health Services

  • Launched two longitudinal studies on HIV prevention among two high-risk groups in Washington, DC as part of the NIH-funded HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN): HPTN 064- HIV infection and risk among high-risk heterosexual women; HPTN 061 - The use of peer health navigation to increase uptake of HIV prevention activities among Black men who have sex with men.
  • Facilitated formative activities such as: collaborating to develop study Standard Operating Procedures; administering study mobile van purchase, design and customization; initiating correspondence with the Community Advisory Board; and training field staff.
  • Coordinated active field screening, recruitment and interviews with potential study participants.  Performed phlebotomy and rapid HIV test for enrolled participants.  Conducted computerized interviews using an Audio Computer-Assisted Self Interview system. Oversaw confidential correspondence and follow-up appointments for participants.
  • Directed participant recruitment, data collection, and data flow: monitoring multiple case receipt tracking reports received from Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention; implemented Quality Assurance/Quality Control for incoming case report forms. 


Standard Technology Inc

  • Evaluated psychological health programs within the military and identifying best practices in care delivery within these programs.
  • Supported military clients in improving the quality of care for service members with traumatic brain injury and psychological health issues.
  • Conducted research to identify opportunities to incorporate integrative health as a military healthcare offering and identify cutting-edge technologies to be used in theater to detect TBI and post-traumatic stress disorder. 
  • Designed and administers surveys; analyzed baseline and follow-up data to assess military health conference effectiveness.

Senior Consultant

Booz Allen Hamilton

  • Collaborated with government clients to develop multiple literature reviews on public health topics such as stigma and access to behavioral health care; recovery support programs and models; sleep and fatigue; and best practices in peer support initiatives.
  • Proactively worked with multiple clients in parallel to identify and address their needs within the available resources and timeline; assumed ownership for multiple tasks simultaneously and successfully met milestones and deliverable deadlines.
  • Designed literature search strategies; developed and managed multiple data gathering efforts for proposals, white papers, survey development and assessment; and recruited key subject matter experts required for high-quality delivery.

Founder/Executive Director

Vienna Nairobi, LLC
  • Founded Vienna Nairobi, LLC, a for-purpose Public Health consulting firm that acts as a platform to identify growth opportunities within Public Health and the gaps that exist in the delivery of and access to health care.
  • Centered on the delivery of Public Health services in the areas of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, as applied to women’s health, health disparities, and global health.
  • Highlighting barriers in access to care, and identify best practices in the improvement of the delivery of health services to marginalized communities.
  • Appeared on Voice of America, Africa 54’s News segment to discuss organizational response to sexual health and HIV stigma among African immigrants and refugee populations in the US:
  • Founded The Invisible Neighbors project (, which employs storytelling as a tool to portray immigrants as stakeholders and contributors in the community. The mission of the project is to personify the immigrant by sharing individual stories of achievement in the U.S.

  • Partnered with DARE (Data Analysis Research Evaluation) Global Innovations (DGI), an innovative consulting firm focused on translational research and implementation sciences:
    • Applied population and public health approaches to help increase the capacity of organizations and systems to serve the health needs of communities and people.
    • Increased efficiency and effectiveness of organizations and systems through data provision and promotion of technical, scientific and strategic solutions.


Sep 2006 - May 2008

Masters of Public Health

George Washington University
2003 - 2006


Boston College