Tag Archive: career

When Change Attacks: Leaving Johannesburg

About three weeks ago my company made the decision to close the company’s international offices. It has been a roller coaster of emotions and though I initially wanted to stay here as long… Continue reading

24 Hours in Malawi

Imani guys picked me up in Lilongwe. very nice. main interstate is a one lane road. hilarious. full of tobacco trucks and autos and taxi buses. pedestrians and vendors under tin and straw… Continue reading

Happy Five Year Anniversay to me!

Today marks my five year anniversary with my company. I like to meditate on significant milestones with wisdom from Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes. How I felt after the first two… Continue reading

A New Way for Extractive Companies: Build Community Resilience

Things I design, organize, do and then write about at work. DAI hosted a round table – Building Resilient Communities – with extractive industry executives. All the juicy details (minus atrribution of quotes… Continue reading

Song of the Day: Adorable When You Were In Your 20’s

This song of the day – “Get A Job” by Gossip – is dedicated to me. I am 5 months into my personal and professional journey in Johannesburg. The theme of the song… Continue reading

Learning, Shopping and Listening to Coded Language in Kigali

Writing this on the fly after a very long day, but I feel it is important to achieve some degree of freshness. With that in mind, please be patient with  this stream of… Continue reading

How to Start a Movement toward Team Bonding

Friday afternoon the good folks here at DAI Johannesburg toasted Sipho, an amazing team member who has worked here for the last seven years leading our Governance practice. I only just met him, but… Continue reading

Things That Happened This Year

Before I left my very lovely life in Washington, DC / Maryland, I sat down for drinks with a few very good friends at Boundary Stone to say farewell and to reflect on our accomplishments… Continue reading

Funk: A Bad Word and Feeling

I find myself falling into funks lately. A symptom of being in my mid twenties with friends I adore but whom I don’t see as much as I would like on account of… Continue reading