Yayne is the Associate Director of Communications at the END Fund, focusing on strategic communications and media around neglected tropical diseases and private philanthropy. She brings to the position over five years of public health experience and a background in journalism, PR, and digital media, with a specialty in Africa and Latin America. In 2012 Yayne received a Masters in International Public Health from New York University.
Prior to the END Fund, Yayne specialized in brand management and social media consulting for domestic and international non-profits. In global health, most recently she has worked with organizations like GBCHealth and Instituto Promundo in Brazil. At GBCHealth she used communications and digital media to engage private investors in global malaria and HIV/AIDS initiatives. While at Instituto Promundo, an international NGO based in Rio de Janeiro, Yayne was part of the research and development team for an evidence review on sexual violence prevention programs.
In her spare time, Yayne is a freelance writer and blogger for international magazines like Applause Africa and Travel Noire, contributing stories on travel & culture, health, and social issues. She also speaks French, Amharic, and conversational Portuguese. Aside from global health and development, she is an avid animal-lover, nomad, and storyteller who aspires to use her creativity for social good.