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Kara Marston
Director of Engagement and Social Media , The National Geographic Society
Washington, D.C., United States
Gender and media expert with extensive experience across diverse disciplines, including: marketing and communications; business development; partnership management; advertising and sales; grant development and management; social advocacy; and media production.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Gender and media expert with extensive experience across diverse disciplines, including: marketing and communications; social media; business development; partnership management; advertising and sales; grant development and management; social advocacy; and media production.
Education:
Bachelor of Science in General Business Management;
CIVICUS Citation
University of Maryland, College Park, MD; GPA 3.7, Dean’s list

Primmanum Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Fulbright Scholarship
Affiliations and Achievements:
Highlighted Achievements:

Authored a winning U.S. Democracy Commission grant to develop and broadcast three public service announcements to end violence against women in Armenia

Co-authored a winning UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women grant to develop referral mechanisms for domestic violence victims in Armenia

Contributed to a 127 percent YoY growth in audience and 127 percent YoY growth in traffic to NationalGeographic.com (data provided by comScore)

Established National Geographic’s first presence on social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, growing the fan base to more than 2 million and contributing to 8 percent of total website traffic

Developed marketing strategies for six-figure advertising deals across National Geographic media, including online, television, print, and social media

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Being headhunted – make me an offer

    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Bachelors
    Languages:
    English, Armenian
    Nationality:
    United States
    LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kara-setian-marston/5/6ab/809
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