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Alyssa Palmquist
Creative Consultant - Fundraising , International Non-Profit Organizations/NGOs
Minneapolis, United States
Project management, global health and communications professional with 5 years experience in the consulting and nonprofit sectors. Recent MSc graduate of the London School of Economics in Anthropology and Development. Currently seeking new opportunities and willing to relocate within the next 2-3 months.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
Prior to completing my master's degree I served as Senior Development and Communications Associate with the nonprofit NGO Gardens for Health International and, before that, as Program Coordinator for Global Programs with the international consulting arm of Partners Healthcare. In the latter position I lived for almost two years in the Middle East working on project implementation for a series of high-level contracts around emergency preparedness and women’s health. I also helped coordinate conferences, meeting and events and prepared regular briefings, deliverables reports, and client updates. With Gardens for Health, I moved from the consulting to the nonprofit sector and also shifted my focus to agricultural sustainability and nutrition policy. Alongside my commitments as a Global Health Corps Fellow – which included leadership training, mentoring and professional development – I worked closely with senior leadership on strategic communications design as well as implementation. This included a variety of tasks ranging from donor stewardship and campaign management to report writing, content development and website redesign. I have also volunteered with the women's empowerment nonprofit Rachna Satrei in Cambodia and with the Louisiana Himalaya Association in northern India where I provided tutoring for a Tibetan refugee learning partner and worked with local groups around community development. Currently, I am working as a freelance photographer/videographer and hope to continue to expand my skills and profile in this area going forward.
Education:
Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations with a minor in business from Tulane University. Master of Science with distinction (high honors) in Anthropology and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Professional certifications in TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language), photography and Arabic.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Executive Board Member, US Dept of State Overseas Security Advisory Committee, Doha Chapter

Tulane Scholars Honors Program, Dean's List and Newcomb College Institute Oak Wreath Award for Outstanding Seniors

Mortar Board Senior Honor Society

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Internships / Fellowships

    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Spanish, Arabic
    Nationality:
    United States
    LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/alyssa-palmquist/21/a74/629
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