Information and Knowledge Strategist
Hello, my name is Leah. I lead knowledge network design with technical teams to accelerate decision-making, action planning, and implementation through the application of knowledge gained from analysis, program monitoring and evaluation, and research. After joining the Task Force for Global Health in 2020, I became deeply engaged in building a first-of-its-kind coalition that identifies promising practices to improve the effectiveness of polio, malaria, immunization, vitamin A, and neglected tropical disease campaigns. I have experience working in non-profit, public, and private sectors including time with the United States Agency for International Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Trimet, and Safeco.
I have spent significant time working and living abroad, including Abuja, Nigeria; Accra, Ghana; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Nairobi, Kenya; and Kampala, Uganda. I have led complex knowledge management activities involving many partners as part of large-scale global projects.
I studied journalism with a concentration in public relations at the University of Oregon, and received a MSc. in information and knowledge strategy from Columbia University in the City of New York.
I am in search of an organization that is a good steward of its knowledge assets, surfaces know-how, and is committed to game changing transformational change. I believe everyone is their own knowledge manager and can operate as a knowledge broker in the interest of reaching common, targeted objectives. I welcome feedback, show gratitude and appreciation for those who make their knowledge available.