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Raj Kumar

President & Editor-in-Chief
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Raj Kumar

Raj leads a global team of over 100 Devexers and serves a community of 1 million global development professionals. His personal experience in over 50 countries, including a childhood partly spent in rural India, informs his work.

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Kami Dar

Executive Vice President & Founder
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Kami Dar

As founding Executive Vice President at Devex, Kami spearheads the design and development of industry-leading services, drawing on over fifteen years of experience in information technology for both government and private sectors.

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Jason McNaboe

Executive Vice President & Co-founder
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Jason McNaboe

As a founding Executive Vice President at Devex, Jason is charged with growing membership and strengthening awareness of Devex globally. He works alongside a diverse and talented team of over 100 communicators, designers, developers, writers, researchers, recruiters and more to connect and inform 1 million+ people around the world on the media platform for the global development community.

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Alan Robbins

Alan Robbins

Executive Vice President & Co-founder
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Alan Robbins

With a passion for the concept of mainstreaming development, Alan works with Devex members to help them do their work even more effectively, or, as the tagline goes, to Do Good. Do It Well. He is responsible for building new, innovative partnerships with all types of development actors, from aid agencies to corporations to NGOs and everything in between.

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Kate Warren

Kate Warren

Executive Vice President
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Kate Warren

When it comes to understanding the global development talent marketplace, Kate is your go-to. The Devex career and recruiting guru in-residence, she has her finger on the pulse of hiring trends across the industry and insider knowledge on what it takes to break in. As an Executive Vice President, she oversees Devex recruitment and career services and leads the strategy for career advice and recruiting insights content across Devex.

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Mica V. Aguila

Mica V. Aguila

Director, Corporate Administration
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Mica V. Aguila

In her capacity as Global HR lead, Mica attends to the most important asset of Devex: its people. She sits in the Manila office where she is in charge of country operations. When she is not at work, Mica expresses her culinary passion as a food curator.

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Christof Damian

Christof Damian

Technical Director
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Christof Damian

Christof has traveled all over Europe working in a number of different industries as an IT developer to, eventually, a lead architect. At Devex, he focuses on agility with his project management and improving the systems that help our site run. If he's not in the office, you can find him on his bike, surfing, or reading a tech blog.

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Carine Umuhumuza

Carine Umuhumuza

Associate Director, Communications
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Carine Umuhumuza

Carine Umuhumuza is the Associate Director of Communications at Devex. She has launched over a dozen major campaigns in partnership with leading communicators from a range of development agencies, major corporations, NGOs, and social enterprises. Her passion for connecting people and creating impact through stories is homegrown, inherited from her father — a journalist at one of the leading newspapers in Rwanda. Carine got her journalism and storytelling chops at Syracuse University's Newhouse School and moved to D.C. to start her career in social media and digital strategy.

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Katrina Roxas

Katrina Roxas

Associate Director, Devex Talent Solutions
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Katrina Roxas

Katrina is the manager of Devex Talent Solutions, and is the lead recruiter for candidate sourcing services. Since joining Devex in 2011, she has earned a formidable track record of completing even the most challenging roles and recruitment projects, while also writing CVs for senior to executive level international clients. Her eye for detail is evident even beyond the workplace, being an avid collector of unique jewelry pieces and is one of the go-to people for fashion and styling advice.

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Alexandre Cabaret

Alexandre Cabaret

Director, Partnerships
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Alexandre Cabaret

Alex joined Devex in 2011 following business development and project management experiences focusing on institutional development initiatives in the Western Balkans and education programs in North and West Africa. Based in Barcelona, Alex manages our relationships with organisations based in Europe and MENA as well as with U.N. agencies worldwide. His work encompases all activities performed by Devex, from media partnerships at global conferences to developing digital content communication initiatives.

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Mariel Langcay

Mariel Langcay

Associate Director, Corporate Administration
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Mariel Langcay

With a strong financial background, Mariel leads the Corporate Accounting team in continuously improving Devex’s management of accounts receivable through efficient billing processes and collection strategies. When she’s not too focused working on numbers and excel sheets, you’ll find Mariel in Manila’s must-try food parks and holes-in-the-wall.

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Julie Espinosa

Julie Espinosa

Creative Team Lead
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Julie Espinosa

As Creative Team Lead, Julie leads Devex video strategy. She works on all aspects of production in collaboration with freelancers, external partners and reporters around the world. Her background in visual storytelling includes documentary film and mobile reporting, both of which inform the work she does at Devex. Whether it's a short clip for social media or an in depth, character-driven story, Julie is committed to bringing the sights and sounds of development to the Devex community.

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Jenni Cardamone

Jenni Cardamone

Associate Director, Advertising Strategies
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Jenni Cardamone

After spending her first three years at Devex implementing communications campaigns with donor agencies, corporations and NGOs, Jenni has taken on the challenge of launching Devex’s newest business line, advertising strategies. After nearly a decade in Washington, D.C., she is fulfilling a lifelong dream of living abroad by working in Devex’s Barcelona office helping people do good around the world.

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Meg Richardson

Meg Richardson

Chief of Staff to Raj Kumar

Meg Richardson

When a Devexer needs a problem solved, they go to Margaret. As the chief of staff to President & Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar, Margaret serves as an all-purpose adviser on everything from maximizing team potential to connecting the dots between Devex and key players in global development. Leading a small powerful team, Margaret is the go-to if you’re looking to connect with Devex’s 100 team members around the globe.

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Catherine Cheney

Catherine Cheney

Senior Reporter

Catherine Cheney

Need to know what’s happening in global development on the West Coast? Call Catherine. As our West Coast correspondent, Catherine focuses on ideas and investments making an impact on global poverty and offering lessons for the Devex audience from Silicon Valley and beyond. Catherine has worked to make her mark on the media by launching a startup focused on what's working in America, consulting for organizations including the Newseum, and building the Bay Area chapter of the Solutions Journalism Network.

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Emily Joy Sia

Emily Joy Sia

Manager, Data Growth & Quality

Emily Joy Sia

As an experienced customer service practitioner, Emily leads the Data Growth & Quality team interacting with the Devex community to provide assistance through different platforms such as calls, emails and live chat. She is also the administrator of the Devex Help Center, where she writes and reviews how-to articles to make navigating the site easier. When she's not at work, Emily whips up a storm of sweet treats from cupcakes to cookies and she shares the photos to her hundreds of page followers.

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Nick Gloeckl

Nick Gloeckl

Surveys Team Lead

Nick Gloeckl

Nick leads an experienced team of researchers on a variety of projects at Devex. He previously worked with the United Nations in Aceh, Indonesia, and was heavily involved with the civil society contingent to the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea, during his time as a policy officer with Ibon International.

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Raquel Alcega

Raquel Alcega

Principal Lead

Raquel Alcega

Raquel leads Devex's Development Data team — the all-star team that tracks and analyzes the funding, programs and activities of financial institutions, philanthropic organizations and corporations at the intersection of business and global development. Her team provides a tactical and holistic understanding of development funding flows to our community. Prior to joining Devex's Barcelona office, she worked in business development in Washington, D.C., and as a researcher in Russia and Mexico.

Richard Jones

Richard Jones

Editorial Director

Richard Jones

Richard oversees editorial content for campaigns and media partnerships at Devex. Previously an associate editor, he covered the full spectrum of development aid in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, supervising a team of correspondents, penning articles and conducting high-level video interviews at events across the EMEA region. Based in Barcelona, Richard brings to bear 12 years of experience as an editor in institutional communications, public affairs and international aid.

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Diana Palomares

Diana Palomares

Senior Associate, Operations

Diana Palomares

Diana serves as key figure in the financial and administrative operations of our Washington, D.C., and Barcelona offices. A true team player, she's always willing to help, ensuring proper bookkeeping of the expenses to assisting in the coordination of company-wide events. When she’s not at work, she spends her time traveling, discovering restaurants, learning new languages and exploring the world through the lens of her camera.

Michael Igoe

Michael Igoe

Senior Reporter

Michael Igoe

Michael is a journalist who travels the world asking what comes next in the global effort to end poverty, improve health, and create opportunity. He has profiled some of development's most influential leaders, interviewed heads of state, and frequently speaks about development policy and implementation. Michael studied international conservation and development at the University of Montana and Russian at Bowdoin College.

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Anne Paisley

Anne Paisley

Senior Manager, Editorial Planning & Production

Anne Paisley

As Devex’s news producer, Anne is involved in all things News team, from coordinating newsletters and the editorial schedule, to leading the news production team, and managing Devex's opinion pieces. Anne’s ultimate goal is to create the best possible experience for Devex readers while having a flawlessly functioning News team internally. Anne's previous experience includes the Center for American Progress, U.S. Department of State, and CNN, and she has spent time abroad in China, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, and France.

Kirsten Bernal

Kirsten Bernal

Corporate Administration Associate

Kirsten Bernal

At Devex, Kirsten is all about the people. A psychology graduate, Kirsten has been working in human resources for almost seven years. Her years of exposure to different facets of HR has been a great asset to her work at Devex. Prior joining Devex, Kirsten was an HR generalist at PSG Global Solutions specializing in employee and labor relations. When she’s not working, you can find Kirsten enjoying motherhood and learning about the balance between work and family.

Kelli Rogers

Kelli Rogers

Associate Editor

Kelli Rogers

Kelli is a globetrotting storyteller who has reported and edited for Devex from more than 10 countries. She’s at her best when digging into stories about women, data and innovation — or when summiting a peak on her latest multiday mountain adventure. Before Devex, Kelli wrote and edited social issue features and travel tales from Nairobi, Kenya and covered the U.S. finance industry post mortgage crisis from Denver, Colorado.

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Manola De Vos

Manola De Vos

Engagement Lead

Manola De Vos

Shaped by her father's experiences as a development practitioner, Manola witnessed first-hand the merits and intricacies of aid work across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Today, she leads and designs customized research and analysis for some of the world’s most well-respected organizations, giving them the knowledge they need to grow their donor base, work more efficiently, and drive lasting results. Before Devex, Manola worked in conflict analysis and political affairs for the United Nations, International Crisis Group and the EU.

Jenny Lei Revelo

Jenny Lei Revelo

Senior Development Reporter

Jenny Lei Revelo

Jenny is a senior reporter from Manila whose coverage has taken her from Geneva to Darfur. She does extensive reporting on global health trends and innovations, including policy changes and reforms at the World Health Organization. She is also Devex’s lead writer of practical and lifestyle content for development professionals. In her spare time, Jenny likes immersing in different cultures through traveling and reading local authors, and playing mom to two furbabies.

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Taylor Laudino

Taylor Laudino

Manager, Membership

Taylor Laudino

Taylor is an enthusiastic communicator who gets to work with all potential new Devex members. She has an unusual background in both business and nonprofit work with experiences including serving as a Peace Corps volunteer and working in start-up sales roles. When not at the office, you can probably find her with her nose in a book or whipping up a new recipe.

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Arnau Rovira

Arnau Rovira

Lead, Knowledge Management

Arnau Rovira

Arnau is a Barcelona native, passionate about international affairs and electoral events. At Devex he is part of the Development Data team where he helps to analyze and understand donor and country priorities. Before Devex, he worked as a business intelligence analyst at Scytl, an electronic voting technology firm. Since then, he has brought together his interest in elections and traveling. He is now a member of an electoral observation roster and has participated in electoral events in Uruguay, Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Daniel Sager

Daniel Sager

Lead Software Engineer

Daniel Sager

Daniel studied computer science in both his native Germany and his adopted home country Spain, specializing in secure IT systems and artificial intelligence. He earned his spurs during several years as a project lead on one of Germany's most successful system monitoring solutions. With a strong focus on reliability, performance, and efficiency, he now leads the engineering of the Devex software system. Furthermore he's spearheading an internal research program exploring new technologies and ideas to drive innovation at Devex.

Colleen Casey

Colleen Casey

Associate Director, Membership Operations & Analytics

Colleen Casey

Colleen brings together marketing automation, CRM, and data visualization platforms to set the stage for the Membership team's strategic planning and implementation. By providing data analysis and an extensive knowledge of internal systems, Colleen ensures the Devex community is getting the very best of our services. When she's not glued to her two screens, you can find Colleen at the National Gallery of Art where she volunteers on the weekends, or running up and down the National Mall prepping for her next race.

Ed Escalante

Ed Escalante

Web Application Developer

Ed Escalante

Ed is a web developer from Manila and a graduate of the University of the Philippines. Outside of the office, he spends his time mostly still in front of the screen, on twitter and youtube, in order to stay updated on various topics from the most pressing world issues to the latest memes. However, when he's not in front of the keyboard, he tries to keep a creative and active lifestyle by choreographing hiphop dance sequences.

Adva Saldinger

Adva Saldinger

Senior Reporter

Adva Saldinger

As an associate editor based in Washington, D.C., Adva leads our coverage of the intersection between business and global development. For the latest on innovative finance, private sector engagement and entrepreneurship follow her reporting. A business journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa. Adva grew up in California, where she developed a great love of nature and the outdoors.

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Rebecca Root

Rebecca Root

Editorial Associate, Partnerships

Rebecca Root

As the editorial associate for the partnerships team, Rebecca researches and writes for exciting campaigns and media partnerships. She has a background in journalism and experience in communications in an international NGO setting. Rebecca describes herself as a bit of a traveler and writes about the amazing places she visits. Over the past few years, she has also been learning to surf and has been known to use that as an excuse to visit exotic beaches.

Jenalyn Rivera

Jenalyn Rivera

Senior Associate, Corporate Accounting

Jenalyn Rivera

As part of Devex's Corporate Accounting team, Jena handles client invoicing, managing of payments, maintaining billing profiles, and accounting reports ensuring all sales are properly billed and reported. With her work experience in diverse industries such as retail, distribution, legal immigration services and even customer relations, she has skills in bookkeeping, taxation, finance and administration. When not at work, she is pampering her daughter with toys and books. You can also find her at the nail spa or massage salon.

Sophie Edwards

Sophie Edwards

Senior Reporter

Sophie Edwards

Sophie covers news, features, lifestyle and just about anything for the Devex news team. Based in D.C. but originally from the U.K., Sophie enjoys getting stuck into all kinds of stories. She cut her journalistic teeth working for a regional daily newspaper in England, and then went on to work for NGOs, the World Bank, and a foundation focused on water, sanitation and hygiene. She has an MA in development from the Institute of Development Studies and a BA from Cambridge University, and is an accredited journalist.

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Emma Smith

Emma Smith

Senior Communications and Reporting Associate

Emma Smith

As a reporting and communications associate, Emma works with the careers and recruiting team to produce articles and webinars on industry career trends and insights for development professionals. With a background in journalism, Emma has worked with NGOs writing about child rights and women’s right in sustainable development. Now based in Barcelona, Emma previously worked with organizations in Ireland and Tanzania.

Vince Chadwick

Vince Chadwick

Brussels Corespondent

Vince Chadwick

Vince Chadwick is Devex’s Brussels correspondent, tracking EU institutions, member states, and European civil society. A law graduate from Melbourne, Australia, he was social affairs reporter for The Age newspaper, before moving to Europe in 2013. He covered breaking news, the arts and public policy across the continent, including as a reporter and editor at POLITICO Europe.

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Amy Lieberman

Amy Lieberman

Reporter

Amy Lieberman

A native New Yorker, Amy is an award-winning journalist whose investigative and feature stories on social justice issues, development and climate change have appeared in a variety of media outlets, including The Guardian, Slate, The Los Angeles Times and The Atlantic. Amy holds her master of arts degree in politics and government from Columbia Journalism School. She and her fiancée also have two lovely, yet slightly wild, dogs who help keep things interesting at home, too, when the U.N. is out of session

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Krystle Sevilla

Krystle Sevilla

Manager, Talent Solutions

Krystle Sevilla

As part of the Global Recruitment Services team, Krystle helps leading global development organizations find candidates for their really hard-to-fill positions, and works closely with industry professionals to create stand-out CVs that get them closer to their next job opportunity. A dual citizen of the United States and Philippines, Krystle is interested in what's happening in development in the Asia-Pacific, and has previous experience supporting fundraising and events with a grassroots Filipino NGO, and a global Asia thinktank.

Ezekiel Orlina

Ezekiel Orlina

Senior Development Analyst

Ezekiel Orlina

Since joining Devex in 2009, EC’s work has revolved around tracking the funding activities of the world’s top aid donors. He is currently part of the Survey Advisory Services team, where he handles client projects and writes business articles that inform today’s development professionals on key funding trends. An eight-time gold medalist in fencing and a former team captain at his university, EC applies the same level of rigor in his research as he does in his training.

Leonard Cristobal

Leonard Cristobal

Senior Technical Support Associate

Leonard Cristobal

Understanding how things work and keeping in touch with people have always been what motivates Leonard. This led him to work as tech support for different companies, such as Microsoft and Apple, before eventually finding his way to Devex, where his roles ranged from member support, quality assurance, and even as reports specialist and is continuously learning the technologies used by the organization. Outside of work, you’ll find him either working on cars, skateboarding, or participating in motorsports.

Mariane Samson

Mariane Samson

Senior Web Content Associate

Mariane Samson

As part of the News Production team, Mariane helps with content creation, newsletter production and management of Devex's news coverage. She works collaboratively with her newsroom colleagues in packaging and presenting content that’s insightful and engaging to our readers.

Nicole Locsin

Nicole Locsin

Corporate Accounting Associate

Nicole Locsin

Nicole worked for Accenture, one of the largest BPO companies in the Philippines, before becoming a Devexer. She might be the youngest member of the Corporate Accounting Team but she has proven herself to be highly dependable and responsible, ensuring that assistance is provided to both billing and collection tasks. She might seem quiet and shy at first glance, but she’s definitely fun to be with once you get to know her!

Katrina Gaw

Katrina Gaw

Senior Associate, Talent Solutions

Katrina Gaw

Kat is Devex's resident cover letter writer and point person for CV writing projects. Hailing from the world of human resources, Kat has worked with some of the best recruiters in international development since joining Devex in 2014. An avid reader and active listener, Kat is often on the lookout for great stories in both fiction and real life, and is considering future training in professional counseling to further support her love for words and art.

Patricia Sarmenta

Patricia Sarmenta

Manager, Surveys

Patricia Sarmenta

Having studied the coping mechanisms and food-driven behavior of urban poor women in the slums of Tondo, Manila, Patricia has long been aware of the acute developmental gaps underlying the world's poorest communities. At Devex, she parlays her on-the-ground knowledge into data-driven research and analysis for organizations looking to best create impact for those who need it most. An anthropologist with leanings toward global politics, Patricia has previously worked for human rights NGOs as a researcher, advisor and community organizer.

Rachel Van Klaveren

Rachel Van Klaveren

Development Analyst

Rachel Van Klaveren

Living in the Netherlands, Kenya, and the Philippines contributed to Rachel’s interest in cultures, societies and people — especially in the developing world. This interest resulted in an MA in cultural anthropology and development sociology. Now, Rachel is part of the Survey Advisory Services team where she is involved in customized research projects. She loves to travel and enjoys outdoor sports such as cycling, swimming, skiing and scuba diving.

Yula Mediavillo

Yula Mediavillo

Senior Web Content Manager

Yula Mediavillo

Yula joined Devex in 2009 and is one of the newsroom pioneers. As the senior web content coordinator and resident photo wiz, she helps ensure that editorial pages and publications are up to par and visually appealing. When not meeting deadlines, Yula indulges in binge-watching movies and TV shows, reading and honing her pop culture knowledge.

Natalie Donback

Natalie Donback

Editorial Associate and Reporter

Natalie Donback

Natalie uses her digital marketing finesse and eye for detail to ensure each of Devex's events is a success. From invites to event pages, she ensures no detail is overlooked. Before joining Devex she made a documentary about artists in Istanbul, researched mining communities in Peru and worked with an NGO supporting young writers in Gaza. Born in Sweden, she now calls Barcelona home. When not exploring the next digital trend, you’ll find her paddle boarding or cooking dinner for friends.

Helen Morgan

Helen Morgan

Associate Editor, Partnerships

Helen Morgan

As an editorial associate, Helen supports Devex's diverse range of campaigns and media partnerships. Her experience in journalism, photography and radio inform her work engaging with writers, contributors or partners around the world. She has written for a variety of international publications and human rights organizations while living and working in Buenos Aires, London, New York and Shanghai. Since moving to Barcelona, Helen focuses on contemporary migration in her masters.

Naomi Mihara

Naomi Mihara

Video Lead

Naomi Mihara

As a video leader, Naomi's job is to engage and inspire the Devex community through visual storytelling. Based in Barcelona, she works with the news and digital campaigns teams to create videos that explore the biggest issues in international development and the organizations and individuals working for change around the world. Before joining Devex, she worked in journalism, documentary, and the INGO sector.

Lara Valenzuela

Lara Valenzuela

Associate, Member Support

Lara Valenzuela

Smart, lively and dependable are three words that best describe Lara. True to her personality type (ESFJ), she is sensitive, warm, loyal, has a very strong sense of duty & an excellent skill in connecting with others – making her one of Devex Member Support Team’s best kept assets. Her three year experience as an events executive prepared her to be a frontliner for our members. When not at work, Lara simply loves taking her shih tzu’s out for a walk and collecting lipsticks and nail polishes.

Raymond Raymundo

Raymond Raymundo

Senior QA Analyst

Raymond Raymundo

Raymond helps build great things for the Devex website. He designs tests and implements reliable automation testing, making sure the key features of the site remains intact. His role as a software quality analyst involves working collaboratively with an agile team, from product managers to developers. His sense of focus and critical thinking makes him a team player, ready to roll with the punches. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, watching sci-fi & fantasy movies and series just to retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Nicolas Fricke

Nicolas Fricke

Software Engineer

Nicolas Fricke

Hailing from Germany, Nicolas relocated to sunny Barcelona in 2014 to finish his masters in IT-Systems Engineering. He joined Devex just a few months later where he is passionate about good code quality and also enjoys working in such a diverse and fun team. A few words to describe him? Ultimate Frisbee player, Home-Automation enthusiast, night owl, Design Thinker, Boogie Woogie dancer, Full-Stack software developer.

Aminah Ann Pungutan

Aminah Ann Pungutan

Data Quality & Knowledge Management Assistant

Aminah Ann Pungutan

Aminah is part of the Development Data team. Born and raised in Saudi Arabia, she became aware of the cultures and traditions in different parts of the world. She realized the beauty that lies in diversity and believes that respect is the key to achieving peace. At a young age, she knew that she would pursue a career in international relations and development. She dreams of making a difference by doing the best that she can.

Angel Ordax

Angel Ordax Guell

Senior UX/UI Designer

Angel Ordax

As a UX designer, Angel works to create the best possible experience for Devex’s global audience. His unique background in graphic design and fine arts informs his understanding of how to deliver Devex's original content in fresh, creative, and effective ways. When he is not working, Angel spends most of his time dancing swing jazz in his city as well as in international festivals around Europe.

Ivan Del Rio

Ivan Del Rio

Lead, User Experience

Ivan Del Rio

Ivan joined Devex in 2015 as a UX/UI designer and front-end developer for the Product team, where he does his bit to improve the visual interface of the site. Before that, he worked as a graphic designer and web developer, both as a freelancer and for several local companies in Barcelona. When he's not at work, he is always trying to learn about as many and disparate subjects as possible.

Ignasi Fosch

Ignasi Fosch

Lead Infrastructure Engineer

Ignasi Fosch

Ignasi is a Barcelona native who developed an enthusiastic and broad interest in computer science at an early age. At Devex, he focuses on infrastructure management following DevOps patterns and techniques, solving complex problems using advanced tools to provide site stability, and overall site performance. He dedicates most of his spare time to dabling in Coding Dojo and collaborating for a podcast.

Kathryn Rose Cañete

Kathryn Rose Cañete

Associate, Member Support

Kathryn Rose Cañete

Member support is no ordinary job for Kathryn. With experience in customer relations and a degree in psychology, she tries to find ways to make every member interaction as special as possible, introducing and sharing best practices to the team. Her previous background in psychometric testing, regulated and licensed by the Philippine National Police Neuro-Psychiatric Center, which focused on assessment of behavioral strengths, shaped her member-centered approach. When she's not working, you can find her enjoying nature and admiring architecture.

Baptiste Brassart

Baptiste Brassart

Front-end Developer

Baptiste Brassart

Originally from France, Baptiste joined the IT team in July 2016. His main focus is implementing and improving Devex products' user experience. Baptiste settled down in sunny Barcelona in 2009, after he completed his studies in Italy. Passionate about all things digital, he spends most of his spare time doing sports, such as surfing, skateboarding, beach volleyball and hiking.

Benjamin Cardamone

Benjamin Cardamone

Senior Associate, Advertising Strategies

Benjamin Cardamone

Ben joined Devex Advertising Strategies in 2016 bringing with him eight years of sales experience and a strong interest in international development. Most recently he served as senior fundraising sales consultant at Network for Good where he worked with nonprofits across the U.S. helping them raise more money for their missions. Now, he works on strategic partnerships connecting universities and key development organizations to Devex members and enjoys the chance to travel through Europe with Barcelona as his home base.

Rose Jiselle Santiago

Rose Jiselle Santiago

Data Quality & Knowledge Management Assistant

Rose Jiselle Santiago

Jiselle is an international studies graduate who dreams of becoming a volunteer for organizations that help people or communities while also traveling around the world to learn more about different cultures. At Devex, Jiselle partly fulfills that dream as a member of the Development Data team by providing the information that organizations and people in the development industry need. On lazy days, she enjoys playing with her dogs, reading books, and binge watching her favorite TV shows.

Janelle Mae Cruz

Janelle Mae Cruz

Data Quality & Knowledge Management Assistant

Janelle Mae Cruz

Growing up in a socially oriented environment and in a family of civil servants, Mae participated in various volunteer activities concerning community development and always had interest for the latest happenings in the government and international relations. Mae likes jobs that she enjoys doing and jobs that positively impact others and the world. Aside from that, she is a mother to seven wonderful dogs and she enjoys just spending time with them.

Ines Rodriguez

Ines Rodriguez

Manager, Advertising Strategies

Ines Rodriguez

Ines leads the coordination, creative design and implementation for the Advertising Strategies team. Always ready to manage new projects and work on new ideas, her focus is to bridge the gap between Devex community’s needs and advertisers’. Team-player-hearted she enjoys spending her time managing non-profit projects and events for her Rotaract Club as wells as going for long walks with her Jack Russell and carrying out graphic designs. She also plans to learn her 9th language in the upcoming years.

Miguel Bernabeu Diaz

Miguel Bernabeu Diaz

Infrastructure Engineer

Miguel Bernabeu Diaz

Curious since a child, Miguel was always fascinated by computers. Nowadays he is part of the team that maintains Devex's Infrastructure and makes sure every process is repeatable and automated. Free Software enthusiast and avid reader, he enjoys hiking and conversation.

Hauke Stoelting

Hauke Stoelting

Member Experience Associate

Hauke Stoelting

Originally from Germany, Hauke joined the Member Experience Team in 2018. He studied Media and Entertainment Management in the Netherlands, completing a minor in Social Entrepreneurship in South Africa. He brings a diverse background having worked as an online marketer, a consultant in the South African townships and a customer service agent in Barcelona.

Manuel Campos

Manuel Campos

Senior Developer

Manuel Campos

Manu joined the IT team at Devex in 2014 as a software developer and has since been instrumental in the construction of the Devex platform. Before that, Manu worked at many different organizations, from small startups to big enterprises. He’s always interesting in learning about new technologies and how they can improve people’s lives. In his free time he enjoys watching tv-shows, playing video-games and running.

Claire McGovern

Claire McGovern

Senior Manager, Membership

Claire McGovern

Claire ensures the Devex features and services are brought to life for its global members. Communicating between the Product Team and members in each corner of the world, she advises members on how to achieve the best outcomes through their use of the Devex platform. Prior to joining Devex, Claire worked in public relations with clients in the private and NGO sector, and as a researcher for the United National University.

Nina Abesamis

Nina Abesamis

Senior Associate, Corporate Accounting

Nina Abesamis

With over eight years of experience in collections account management, Nina creates efficient collections processes and strategies that contributes to Devex’s daily growth. With her strong interpersonal skills, Nina breaks the typical account collection stereotypes with her comfortable communication style with clients and her creative problem solving. Her love for the outdoors, physical activities and trying different sports helps her connect to nature and the people around her. She loves life and brings in passion everywhere she goes.

Jessica Abrahams

Jessica Abrahams

Associate Editor

Jessica Abrahams

Jessica is a journalist and Associate Editor of Devex covering news and analysis from Europe and the US. She was previously an editor with Prospect, the UK's leading current affairs monthly magazine, and has written extensively for publications including The Guardian, The Telegraph, Bloomberg News and Germany's taz.die tageszeitung with a focus on global women's rights and social affairs. She holds graduate degrees in journalism and international relations and has lived and work in London, Edinburgh, Barcelona and Berlin.

Kate Midden

Kate Midden

Editor & Senior Manager, News Engagement

Kate Midden

Want to connect with the #globaldev community? Talk to Kate. As engagement editor, Kate oversees media partnerships, op-eds and social media for the Devex newsroom. She channels a background in consumer public relations, a passion for humans and love of data to create engagement strategies that reach development professionals around the globe.

Matthew Wolf

Matthew Wolf

Engagement Lead

Matthew Wolf

Matt works with Development Data to make sense out of the mountains of data that development actors produce. He previously worked with Thomson Reuters' Africa team from Johannesburg, and with their public sector team in Brazil and the UAE. He's fascinated by development economics, social enterprise, and impact measurement, particularly in Africa. When away from the office, he's often studying a new language - Kiswahili, recently - or running through his new home, Barcelona.

Daniil Golubev

Daniil Golubev

Design Lead

Daniil Golubev

Daniil is responsible for social media content of our partnership campaigns. Previously, he has been doing marketing for an airline and worked in an international advertising agency, and it’s his first time working in the global development sector. In his free time, you can find him creating strategies for a student organization with 10,000+ members, doing some graphic design, or playing the clarinet.

Joel Buan

Joel Buan

Development Analyst

Joel Buan

Joel has over a decade of experience in research and analysis as well as communications content development. He originally worked for the government as a foreign intelligence analyst before transitioning to the corporate sector, where he took the lead in the development of content for communications projects. Prior to joining Devex, he was a senior analyst for a social performance consulting firm, where he combined his research and analysis skills with his communications experience to provide insights into critical stakeholders, assess risks, and recommend engagement strategies. Joel is an adoring father of two daughters who keep his hands full in his downtime.

Cheryl Khey

Cheryl Khey

Data Specialist, Development Data

Cheryl Khey

Cheryl is a BA International Studies graduate from Far Eastern University and a part of the Development Data Team. Growing up as an only child with all the things she wants in life, she also wants to share the same experience with the other children that’s why she dreams of travelling around the world while being a part of UNICEF. She dreams of helping these children by doing all the best that she can even in the most little way. Aside from that, she’s an art enthusiast and she is particularly in love with graphic design. On her lazy days, she enjoys making designs, reading books, studying foreign languages and binge watching her favorite TV shows.

Heidi Arriola

Heidi Arriola

Assistant, Talent Solutions

Heidi Arriola

After working for student publications as a writer and editor, Heidi now brings her A game to the Devex Talent Solutions team, where she’s involved with CV writing assignments and administrative tasks. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Development Management, and she takes pride in working alongside the most competitive recruiters in the global development scene. Outside of work, Heidi loves going for a detour in the world of fiction through reading novels and short stories. Occasionally, she likes going to the live shows of her favorite artists and bands.

Andrea Alvizo

Andrea Alvizo

Associate, Talent Solutions

Andrea Alvizo

Andrea is an Associate on the Devex Talent Solution team. She has experience handling various sourcing and recruitment projects for clients coming from the engineering, IT, and healthcare sectors. She majored in Finance but chose to pursue a career in staffing and recruitment, and is excited to expand her knowledge in the international development industry. She enjoys binge-watching series like Game of Thrones, Dexter, Criminal Minds, Suits, Person of Interest and Fringe. She is a Star Wars fan and an avid collector of Darth Vader and Stormtrooper merchandise (one of her proudest moments involved successfully building a 1329-piece Millennium Falcon Lego in 2 days!).

Alli Blount

Alli Blount

Senior Associate, Partnerships

Alli Blount

A creative problem solver, Alli is thrilled to identify and work with potential new Devex members. She has a unique background in both nonprofit work, with a focus on global development, and consultative software sales. Most recently she worked with small nonprofits to identify software solutions that would help to increase and diversify fundraising. Having just relocated from Washington, DC to West Africa, she looks forward to weekends at the beach and traveling throughout the region.

Lucile Kopczynski

Lucile Kopczynski

Senior Associate, Advertising Strategies

Lucile Kopczynski

Clementine Savoie

Clementine Savoie

Manager, Talent Solutions Development

Clementine Savoie

Clémentine leverages her international development and human resources expertise to develop tailored and innovative talent solutions for even the biggest recruitment challenges. Collaborating closely with employers and Devex's in-house talent experts, she crafts customized solutions to help organizations attract, find, and assess top talent specific to their needs. Prior to joining Devex, Clémentine worked at various French and international NGOs such as Save the Children and Oxfam. She has lived and worked in Mexico, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, DRC and the UK and speaks French, Spanish and English.

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Maria Jose Montero

Maria Jose Montero

Front End Developer

Maria Jose Montero

Maria is originally from Costa Rica but has been living in Spain for the past 4 years. She joined Devex's product team at 2017, where she is improving user experience and visual interface, working as a front end developer and UX/UI designer. Previously she worked in advertising design agencies and user experience consultancies. In her free time, she loves walking throughout the city, enjoying cultural activities and cooking.

Xavier Garces

Xavier Garces

Developer

Xavier Garces

Xavi joined Devex IT team on in 2018 as Full-Stack Developer. With more than 10 years of experience working on different type of companies, and after 5 years living in Belfast (Northern Ireland), he decided that was time to go back to Barcelona: sun and fun. Sociable and reliable he enjoys working with people, and he spends most of his free time doing sports, especially basketball, or trying to play the guitar.”

Addie Jose

Addie Jose

Data Specialist

Addie Jose

Alice Beste

Alice Beste

Partnerships Editorial Consultant

Alice Beste

Alice manages cross-team partnerships and works alongside the editorial team. She has a background in international relations, development, and education, and has experience working on a range of projects and programs for various national and international organizations. Her areas of expertise include education, migration, health, and partnerships.

Amber Van der Steen

Amber Van der Steen

Operations Associate

Amber Van der Steen

While finishing my MSc in Political Communication in Amsterdam, Amber decided to move to Barcelona. Almost a year later, her desire to contribute to global development and her passion for human rights have led her to Devex. When she's not at the office, you can probably find her cooking or reading a cookbook.

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Chloe De Jesus

Chloe De Jesus

Data Specialist

Chloe De Jesus

Christopher Harju

Christopher Harju

Junior Software Engineer

Christopher Harju

Looking for sunnier pastures, Christopher moved to Barcelona from Finland. With a background in Computer Science and Psychology, he's working as a software developer at Devex. Software development involves problem-solving and creative expression which he finds very rewarding. In his free time, he enjoys inventing, reading, and singing Karaoke. He believes maintaining a childlike curiosity is the key to happiness.

Debbie Charles

Debbie Charles

News Editor

Debbie Charles

Delia Behr

Delia Behr

News Production Editor

Delia Behr

Delia is a news production editor based in Barcelona. From Sydney, Delia previously headed a communications department, produced multicultural events, copywrote, and produced news and social media. Delia completed a bachelor’s in philosophy and won the Judyth Sachs Participation Prize for with Bornean NGO, Pacos Trust. She speaks English, Spanish, and can converse with a 5-year-old in Catalan.

Edgar Aguilar

Edgar Aguilar

Junior Software Engineer

Edgar Aguilar

From Argentina, Edgar joined the Devex team in 2018. He's focused on the Front-end side, implementing and improving Devex's digital products. Beyond Devex, he's passionate about technology and loves to be continuously learning new ways of programming and improve his current skills. Edgar also likes to play sports and video-games in his free time.

Jasmine Garside

Jasmine Garside

Business Development Operations Lead

Jasmine Garside

With a degree in political science and international relations, Jasmine has spent her career focused on growth and operational management, first in environment and renewables, then development. She brings energy, enthusiasm, and experience managing sales and business development operations to her role. Jasmine is a natural adventurer, enjoys traveling to faraway places and has lived in Scotland, France, and Spain.

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Jessica Jenner

Jessica Jenner

Business Development Assistant

Jessica Jenner

Jessica Jenner is a Devex Partnership Associate based in Barcelona. She works with Devex partners on engagement opportunities such as sponsored editorial content, Focus Areas and Events. Prior to Devex, Jessica worked in partnership and PR roles within the fashion industry, securing relationships and sponsorship deals with large global brands.

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Julia Reichelt

Julia Reichelt

Data Associate

Julia Reichelt

Julia supplies our Membership team with the data and insights they need to do their jobs even better. She conducts data analyses, creates visualizations, and troubleshoots internal systems. With a background in innovation, project management, product development, marketing, and start-ups, she joined Devex in 2018. Outside of the office, you'll find her baking treats, on a yoga mat, or hiking.

Kajsa Johanna Tornroos

Kajsa Johanna Tornroos

Talent Solutions Associate

Kajsa Johanna Tornroos

Kajsa is on the Devex Talent Solutions team and coordinates large-scale hiring initiatives. Before Devex, she worked as an international recruiter in the healthcare sector. Kajsa's from Finland and holds a Master's in HR Management. She speaks fluent English, Swedish and Spanish. In her free time, you can find her hiking, practicing yoga, or singing in an international choir.

Kristiana Louise Ortega

Kristiana Louise Ortega

Data Specialist

Kristiana Louise Ortega

Kristiana is part of the Data Collection Team, with a graduate degree in AB Asian Studies. Born and raised in a family affluent in culture, she harnessed her passion through different international-related experiences and work. Her interest in global affairs continues to grow! She's eager to learn. In her spare time, Kristiana practices photography or sketching too.

Laura Karam

Laura Karam

Advertising Associate

Laura Karam

French-Lebanese, sports enthusiast and native from Marseille, Laura joined the field of institutional strategy after after getting a Masters degree in Security and Conflict Management. She started out in international development issues within Public Affairs sector and then found strategy while at a Consular Chamber. Now at Devex, she's part of the Advertising Strategies Team.

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Lisa Cornish

Lisa Cornish

Senior Reporter

Lisa Cornish

Based in Canberra, Lisa focuses on the Australian aid and development sector as well as bringing global data insights to Devex readers, combining analytics with stories and Tableau interactives. She also brings her data journalism, communication, and visualization skills to help government and private sector clients improve their use and communication of data to build better business intelligence.

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Masin Couture

Masin Couture

Events Manager

Masin Couture

With a rich experience in media and events, Masin brings skill and creativity to her role on the Devex Live team. As the team lead for custom events, she manages all parts of our live content from start to finish, working with external partners as well as our newsroom to create meaningful experiences for the development community.

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Miriam Ayoo

Miriam Ayoo

Talent Solutions Associate

Miriam Ayoo

Miriam is part of the Talent Solutions Team, with a Master’s in Public Policy and IBEI. Before Devex, she worked in social impact in East Africa, ranging from health to education. She enjoys using her skills to impact the global development of communities and change-makers. In her spare time, you can find her pursuing singing and songwriting.

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Rachel Korb

Rachel Korb

Talent & Happiness Lead

Rachel Korb

Rachel leads the People Team, which includes attracting amazing talent and cultivating a culture of growth at Devex. We know that we wouldn't be where we are today if it weren't for our awesome Devexers! Our team builds and offers things like an excellent interview experience, onboarding, diversity and inclusion efforts, wellness activities, and leadership and skills development workshops.

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Stanislaw Tomczak

Stanislaw Tomczak

Digital Marketing

Stanislaw Tomczak

With more than 15 years experience, Stan plans and implements marketing communications across all Devex’s digital channels. He manages timelines, campaigns, segmentation, and impact analysis. In his free time, Stan practices all kind of sports, from riding a bike through nature to skiing, kitesurfing and playing beach tennis. He loves to explore new places around the globe, too.

Teresa Welsh

Teresa Welsh

Reporter

Teresa Welsh

Teresa is a reporter at Devex. She focuses her coverage on U.S. development institutions, food and agriculture, development in Latin America, and migration issues. She's an International Women’s Media Foundation fellow and previously worked as a reporter in Colombia. Before Devex, Teresa covered foreign affairs for U.S. News and World Report and wrote for McClatchy.

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Ysabella Serrano

Ysabella Serrano

Data Specialist

Ysabella Serrano

Working in International Relations has always been Yssa’s biggest aspiration, and she's part of the Data Collection Team at Devex. For fun, she loves to watch films—with a specific love for the Golden Age of Cinema—and tv shows, as well as reading books. She also spends her time volunteering for an international faith-based organization on the weekends.

Maja Wisenberger

Maja Wisenberger

Senior Development Analyst

Maja Wisenberger

Maja works on the Analytics team, helping our community gain better insight into the world of data, for well-informed funding decisions and increased aid transparency. She's an accomplished analyst and researcher who is passionate about accelerating social impact. She has a master's degree in Public Policy from Beijing and brings experience from UNOPS, UN Women and the nonprofit sector.

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  • Looking broadly at our backgrounds, we are 30% Asian, 29% European, 19% North American, 5% Hispanic, 5% African, 4% Jewish, 3% Caribbean, 3% African American, and 2% Middle Eastern.

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  2. Listen first, talk less, act more.
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