Communications Strategist (Sexual Health)
Broadcast Media | Washington D.C. Metro Area, US
Twanna is an award-winning educator and advocate with 15+ years campaign communications and leadership experience. She has media appearances on CNN, NPR, and Sirius as well as international outlets including CBC (Canadian National Radio) and Paris Première (French Television). She has successfully pitched and written op-eds, letters to the editor, and articles for The Guardian, Huffington Post, Lifetime, TimeOut New York, Mashable, Nerve, New York Press, Fast Company, and Al Jazeera.
Known as FUNKY BROWN CHICK®, she has been featured by news outlets from coast to coast, from the San Francisco Chronicle to The New York Times.
She is committed to helping nonprofits maximize social impact, mobilize constituents, and generate the funds necessary to ensure mission sustainability. She is currently director of AndACTION, a new project that sparks social change by connecting nonprofits to important issues reflected in film and TV. Prior to joining AndACTION, she spent 15+ years improving our world by working directly for organizations promoting social good. At Planned Parenthood, she led educational programs to reduce teen pregnancy. At Land O’Lakes, she led communications efforts to reduce global hunger. For The University of Chicago, she managed professional education and training programs in film and theater to promote lifelong media literacy and learning.
She began her career working for the U.S. Department of State at the American Embassy in The Hague. Her bachelor’s and master’s degrees are in sociology. Having lived in New York City, London, Chicago, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, and The Hague, she is fluent in Dutch and English.
Contact info: 917-720-2307