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Accomplished, empathetic, results-driven Social Entrepreneur with fifteen years of experience empowering others, developing innovative solutions, and spearheading strategic organizational growth for nonprofits, foundations, and clients. Has a proven track record of balancing multi-functional processes and teams, spearheading progressive entrepreneurial initiatives, and maintaining governess while cultivating a young, exciting, and creative culture that inspires lasting social change.

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Executive Director of the New York & UNHQ Offices | New York City

Nonviolence International Network (NI)

May 2018 to Present

  • Coordinated fundraising strategy’s full life cycle, raising a combined $3,036,500 for the New York office and network allies using a multi-channel approach via crowdfunding, major gifts, donors, institutional funding, and in-kind donations.

  • Automated over 80% of internal systems, reorganized volunteer retention and work culture, expanding the office from 12 volunteers with limited participation rates to 800 dedicated volunteers with 30,000 participants globally.

  • Established and fostered relationships with the 7 NI regional offices, allied foundations, City of New York, numerous universities, UN agencies, coalitions, allied organizations, and UN members to further the organization's mission.

  • Served on 15 UN Coalition Boards, offering technical support, financial plans, governance, and strategic direction.

  • Founded and oversaw the creation of 22 educational programs which trained 47 nonprofit young leadership teams, sponsored 64 youth-led projects, and provided leadership to 3,000 young adults in launching their civil society careers.

Director of Global Communications | New York City & Washington DC

Nonviolence International Network (NI)

Dec 2016 to May 2018

  • Generated a comprehensive communications plan, rapidly growing the network’s membership by 30% and raising $2,800,000 in project-focused donations by streamlining the giving process, hosting events, and rebranding the network.

  • Consulted on public relations, best practices, and development for dozens of international and national projects, including Wear Orange, March For Our Lives, Women’s March, 16 Days of Activism, and Climate March, among others.  

  • Spoke in expert panels at 9 UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) events on youth engagement in disarmament.

  • Developed proposals and partnerships with NGOs, foundations, and brands, expanding cause recognition by 30%.  

Global Coordinator | Quito & Cuenca, Ecuador  

Nonviolence International Network (NI)

Apr 2014 to Jan 2017

  • Oversaw the strategic execution of over 80 UN contracts within active conflict zones, managing deliverables, reports, and finances and safety, providing aid to over 2,000,000 people across borders. 

  • Organized and implemented a streamlined system to train and equip NI teams to fulfill the needs of the field contracts.

  • Spearheaded dozens of strategies for cultivating progressive social change through targeted partnerships between allied local businesses, cultural movements, institutions, and foundations.

  • Developed a marketplace enabling both: 5 NI regional offices to communicate, review projects, and trade digital assets; and connect 200,000 small businesses and nonprofits to safe channels for humanitarian aid and commerce.

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Executive Director of the New York & UNHQ Offices | New York City

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International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) | New York City, USA

Mar 2015 to Jul 2021

  • Served on action committees for every major event since 2015, to coordinate local and global volunteer participation.

  • Coordinated the team that annually sponsored 14 young gun violence survivors to speak with UN policymakers.

  • Spearheaded a 4-year youth engagement initiative, including a Youth Board and Youth Ambassadors Educational Program, in partnership with UNODA’s Disarmament and Youth Project, the Senema Love Foundation, among others.

The War to Peace Sharing Center | Cotabato City, The Philippines

Sep 2018 to Oct 2019

  • Toured and led workshops at 18 schools and colleges across the region on peacebuilding and “Guerilla Filmmaking.”

  • Filmed over 50 hours of interviews with former child soldiers, tribal leaders, and Bangsamoro government leadership.

  • Streamlined the Small Arms Light Weapons reporting system for the Bangsamoro government to meet UNODA criteria.

Green Olive Tours | Jaffa, Israel/Palestine

Sep 2017 to Apr 2019

  • Developed a 5-year restructuring business strategy, ultimately reducing costs by 16% and increasing profits by 23%.

  • Recruited and managed 30 travel influencers to complete weekly challenges and reach quarterly marketing goals.

  • Forged partnerships with local municipalities and businesses, improving service quality and reach for client base.

Amani Kwetu Program | Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Nov 2017 to Dec 2018

  • Oversaw the finalization of the reintegrate incitive in partnership with the Foundation for Peace and Development, designed to reintegrate former child soldiers back into their estranged communities via art and theater education.

  • Sponsored Joseph’s EU speaking tour as he taught hundreds of young leaders his strategies of rehabilitation through arts.

Academia Latinoamericana de Español | Quito, Ecuador

Mar 2015 to Jan 2017

  • Instituted 5-year comprehensive outreach plan increasing applicants by 40% within the first year.

  • Fostered relationships with over 30 universities, streamlining a rapid expansion to 7 new locations.

  • Established 30 teams in 7 locations to facilitate new services addressing local needs and increasing reach by 22%.

Amani Kwetu Program | Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Nov 2017 to Dec 2018

  • Oversaw the finalization of the reintegrate incitive in partnership with the Foundation for Peace and Development, designed to reintegrate former child soldiers back into their estranged communities via art and theater education.

  • Sponsored Joseph’s EU speaking tour as he taught hundreds of young leaders his strategies of rehabilitation through arts.

Amani Kwetu Program | Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Nov 2017 to Dec 2018

  • Oversaw the finalization of the reintegrate incitive in partnership with the Foundation for Peace and Development, designed to reintegrate former child soldiers back into their estranged communities via art and theater education.

  • Sponsored Joseph’s EU speaking tour as he taught hundreds of young leaders his strategies of rehabilitation through arts.