CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
Panoply Digital, London, UK
2015 to present
POLICY AND REGULATION TRAINING DELIVERY DIRECTOR
GSMA, Government & Regulatory Affairs, London, UK
2015 to present
- Serve as a policy and regulation course instructor/leader for three courses, and a supporting instructor/moderator across 14 policy areas of the GSMA business for the Capacity Building program.
- Learners engaged include: governments (including at the ministerial level), the African Development Bank, European Union, and regional regulatory bodies in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
- Lead training delivery on two courses: Mobile for Socio-Economic Development (MSED) and Children and Mobile Technology Trained over 1,300 government employees. Trainings delivered average 98% positive ratings. Responsible for developing all policy content for MSED course.
- Informed strategy, messaging, and partnership development for major policy campaigns in Myanmar, Nigeria, Jordan, Senegal, and Tanzania to extend the reach of mobile services, promote sectoral innovation, reduce government taxation of the mobile sector, and transform governments’ relationships with and perception of the mobile industry.
- Develop creative teaching approaches, tools, and activities for in-person training sessions which balance techniques for lobbying to government officials with effective educational methodologies. Coach senior trainers and experts on effective constructivist pedagogical methods for in-person training delivery.
- Designed, developed, and launched GSMA Capacity Building eLearning portal. Portal now serves over 200 policymakers and regulators worldwide each month.
mLEARNING ECOSYSTEM MANAGER, STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER, SENIOR DIGITAL LEARNING MANAGER
GSMA, Connected Living, Mobile for Development, and Capacity Building, London, UK
2012 to 2015
- Developed first-of-its kind nationwide program to provide mobile education opportunities for 1m out-of-school youths in the Philippines. Led collaboration and policy development support across multiple government agencies, including the Departments of: Education, Labor and Employment, and Trade and Industry; and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, to drive policy change around use of mobile phones for educational purposes.
- Devised go-to-market and strategic engagement approaches for work with mobile network operators, governments, and multilateral organizations. Served as team lead for projects with policy challenges with regard to implementation, a gender focus, and/or involved learning environment design.
- Provided expertise and strategic advice for GSMA members seeking to implement digital learning projects.
- Contributed regional support for GSMA mEducation’s activities in Africa, as well as subject matter support to our Mobile for Employment team. Increased team engagement with GSMA members and major mobile education players including USAID, UNESCO, and EU Schoolnet. Collaborated with partners including A4AI and a number of universities in Africa.
ASSOCIATE RESEARCH ANALYST FOR EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AND AFRICA
Pyramid Research, Cambridge, US and London, UK
2010 to 2012
- Synthesized, analyzed, and independently developed policy and regulatory analyses, research, and feasibility studies on telecommunications markets in the EMEA region. Gained status as the in-house sub-Saharan Africa and mobiles for development specialist within the first year of employment. Created case studies and interactive in-person presentations based on M4D topics for major clients, including the World Bank.
- Authored and co-authored policy and regulatory analyses on telecommunications market trends in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Topics published include mEducation, mWomen, Mobile Money, and mAgriculture. These reports received recognition from the GSMA, Cisco, infoDev, Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia.
- Supported the work of senior research analysts for the EMEA team for consulting projects, presentations and custom deliverables. Regularly collaborated with colleagues geographically dispersed in South America, North America, Europe, and Asia.
COORDINATOR OF MULTICULTURAL SERVICES AND YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS
Pine Manor College (PMC), Chestnut Hill, USA
2009 to 2011
- Planned, implemented, and evaluated campus-wide programs on all issues of diversity and intersectionality.
- Conducted dynamic leadership workshops for groups of 20+ high and middle school girls throughout New England.
- Advised five college student clubs and organizations which represent the diversity of the PMC community.
ENGLISH TEACHER TRAINER AND MENTOR
United States Peace Corps, Antalaha, Madagascar
2008 to 2009
- Trained four adult Madagascar national female English teachers in English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
- Mentored the English Conversation Club of Antalaha and produced a weekly radio program that taught English.
Marathon Oil Equatorial Guinea Production Ltd, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
2007 to 2008
- Developed and delivered general and business English classes to adult employees, including government workers.
- Developed reusable supplementary materials to accompany each two-hour lesson plan.
ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (EFL) INSTRUCTOR/CAMP COUNSELOR
Seongnam English Town, South Korea
2006 to 2007
- Delivered English lessons based on social justice and environmental themes for 6th grade students.
- Created lesson plan on American Sign Language that was incorporated into the school textbook.
TUTOR AND ESL PARENT LIAISON
Mastermind Prep Inc, Greensboro, USA
2005 to 2006
- Led weekly reading enrichment sessions with 2nd – 5th grade students whose reading level was below grade level.
- Conducted telephone calls to and interpreted for parents of Spanish-speaking students in North Carolina.
Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, USA
2005 to 2006
- Instructed 6th-8th grade non-native speakers of English and one-on-one English language assessments.
- Corresponded via e-mail and visited parents on a bi-monthly basis to discuss their child’s progress in the classroom.
UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE
VISITING TUTOR AND VISITING LECTURER
Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL); National University of Colombia
2014 to present
- RHUL; Geography Department: Lead classes in mobile for development on the MSc in Practicing Sustainable Development course with focus on mobile learning and promoting women’s and girls’ mobile access.
- National University of Colombia; Engineering Department: Lead classes and practicums in sustainable development and ICTs for bachelor-level and postgraduate engineering students.