Global Ambassador Alumni

Pushpa Sharma

Global Ambassador, India

Pushpa Sharma was born on 27 December 1983 at Jalandhar, Punjab, India. She has completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the year 2004 from B.D. Arya Girls College, Jalandhar under Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India. She has completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application in the year 2005 from Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar City affiliated with Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab India. Read more »

John Grills

Global Ambassador, United States of America

John Grills is an Engineer with over 35 years experience in the Research and Development Community for the US DoD and NGO Communities, where he specialized in introducing new capabilities, enabled by emerging technology, to the communities served. He held senior level government positions as an Electrical, Mechanical, and General Engineer, and served as a Science Advisor on 4-Star Command Staff, where his principle duties were Technology Transfer & Assessment. Read more »

Sara Causevic

Global Ambassador, Sweden

Fulbright Alumna trained at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in Global Health Policy & Management, Humanitarian Preparedness, and mHealth. Sara is a biochemical engineer and holds a Master’s degree in biochemistry. She worked for the UNFPA on projects in sexual and reproductive health and rights, youth, HIV/AIDS and family planning. She was trained at ECDC in migrant health and also worked for 5 years in the pharmaceutical sector on drug safety and drug regulatory affairs.

Christine Lasher

Global Ambassador, United States of America

christineChristine Lasher has been working in the high tech industry for 25 years;
20 of those with HP. She is currently a Strategic Account Manager for HP’s Graphics Business (Large Format and 3D Printing). In 2015 she was awarded two of HP’s prestigious awards, “Most Valuable Player” and “Leading the Way”, for exemplifying a will to win and for delivering key programs ahead of schedule. Christine has experience with communications, marketing, strategic planning, partner and customer relationship management, sales, and operations. Read more »

Arjun Puri

Global Ambassador, Canada

arjurArjun Puri is a project management professional from Toronto, Canada with a wealth of experience in Information Technology and Health sectors. He is currently completing his second year of M.Sc in Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. Read more »

Victoria Malek

Global Ambassador, Argentina

latamVictoria is a last year MD candidate at the University of Buenos Aires -currently on her internship year- with four years of experience in academic medicine, basic and clinical research. However, her real passion is the area of Biotechnology and Bioengineering applied to Public Health. Read more »

Dr. John B. Niwagaba

Global Ambassador, Uganda

jb-smDr. John B. Niwagaba is a medical Doctor, a graduate of Bachelor of Medicine and bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from Makerere University, with 8 years clinical experience. He worked as the Africa Regional Manager for the International Diabetes Federation, coordinating more than 30 country associations in Sub Saharan Africa. Read more »

Wui Wui Yu

Global Ambassador, Malaysia

wui-smallWui Wui has more than a decade’s experience in the technology field, working on communication programs in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. She also led public relations campaigns in the Asia Pacific region at a software company, and was a communications consultant at a humanitarian organization. Read more »

Rachael Blumenthal

Global Ambassador, United States of America

rach-smallRachael Blumenthal is an Account Specialist at a San Francisco Bay Area company called FiveStars, where she works with small business owners to develop customer retention and loyalty strategies. She previously spent several years at the United Nations International Labour Organization in Community Outreach and Development, where she transformed a community-based enterprise program model into an empowerment training tool for migrant women in Thailand. Read more »

Kaing Sanary

Global Ambassador, Cambodia

kangKaing Sanary has 9 years work experience with local and International NGOs in Cambodia. She hasbeen engaging in various fields such as child welfare, gender promotion, community development, access to information and good governance through the use of ICTs. Before joining the Global Online Ambassador with InSTEDD, Sanary has worked for OneWorld UK, based in Phnom Penh, which innovates new media, mobile and web technologies for social good, helping people across the world to improve their lives and become active citizens. Read more »

Gillian Miswardi

Global Communication Intern

gillianGillian is a final-year student at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, where she is completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. She recently undertook a six-month internship at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance in Sweden, where she worked on gender, diversity and development issues. She has interests in political and economic anthropology as well as science and technology studies.