Holly Nicole Kandel
Coordinator for Program Development, Implementation, and Resource Mobilization
Holly Nicole Kandel brings to GRAG a unique background of research, advocacy and communications in global health. She has previously supported research and advocacy efforts in the domain of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in Washington DC, with the intent of persuading national US government officials to allocate more funds toward issues of global health. She later contributed to communications and advocacy efforts on behalf of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in New York. During this experience, she became well-versed in maternal, newborn and child health and family planning issues, thus sparking a passion for women’s sexual and reproductive health. Holly moved to Senegal in August 2016 to work as a science and English teacher at a bilingual high school, where she was engaged in implementing the first-ever sexual and reproductive health workshop for the students. Holly’s professional and personal experiences working in North America and Sub-Saharan Africa in the domains of research, advocacy and communications drive her motivation to work towards improving health outcomes on a global scale.