Team

Meet our 2016 Summer Fellows

Meet our 2016 Summer Fellows

Summer at UNICEF Innovation NYHQ has been great. We’ve had sunny office days and great weather fueling new ideas, and recent visits from many members of our global team. This summer we also got to welcome talented fellows who lend their expertise to support us on current and future projects. […]

How one question with many answers solves the equation

How one question with many answers solves the equation

By Dana Zucker and Angelica Gustilo Ong Start by googling “number of women in technology.” You probably got results like: “The stats on women in tech are actually getting worse,” and “Women in tech: the numbers don’t add up”. Disappointing —of course. Now imagine that instead you saw: “3 out […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Alex Rutherford

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Alex Rutherford

Alex Rutherford, Research Scientist, NYHQ Tell us a bit about your background. I spent 7 years studying Physics in the UK, simulating things like what happens to a semiconductor such as silicon when it’s cooled to -270C and a magnetic field and an electric field are applied at right angles […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Maria-Luisa (Lucha) Sotomayor

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Maria-Luisa (Lucha) Sotomayor

Maria-Luisa (Lucha) Sotomayor , U-Report Coordination Associate, Chile. Tell us a bit about your background. I’m Chilean. I studied literature & language, and then mastered in Latin American literature. When I was in University I was very active in participation and community engagement: Chile is a country with big inequity issues and […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Brian Cotter

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Brian Cotter

Brian Cotter, Innovation Specialist, Vietnam Listen to Brian’s audio profile post: Tell us a bit about your background. I’ve lived in Vietnam for 10 years after moving here directly after University. I initially was teaching English and discovered that teaching wasn’t a career for me so I started to build […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Eva Kaplan

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Eva Kaplan

Eva Kaplan, Innovation Specialist, Jordan Tell us a bit about your background. I am an economist by training, and my first job was doing research on how people in rural Western Kenya manage crisis. While I was in Kenya, I started working with a CBO that was trying to set […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Terra Weikel

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Terra Weikel

Terra Weikel, Innovation Partnerships, San Francisco Tell us a bit about your background. I’m from a very small town in Pennsylvania, in the US. My parents wouldn’t allow us to have a television or toys with batteries – so I’m not quite Amish but almost. I’ve been a high school teacher and […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Aboubacar Kampo

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Aboubacar Kampo

Aboubacar Kampo, Chief of Health, Abuja Nigeria   Tell us a bit about your background. I am from Mali but consider myself more as a world citizen as I was born and raised in Germany, studied in Mali, Russia, Ukraine and USA and have lived studied and worked in over […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Kristoffer Gandrup-Marino

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Kristoffer Gandrup-Marino

Kristoffer Gandrup-Marino. Chief, Innovation, UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen Tell us a bit about your background. I grew up in a hippy family and went to a hippy school where a key theme was the need and vulnerability of the underprivileged. I later studied organisational sociology and philosophy of leadership. After my […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Sunita Grote

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Sunita Grote

Sunita Grote, Innovation Fund Manager, New York Tell us a bit about your background. I’m a ‘mixie’ in many ways. I’m half-Indian-half-German, born and raised in Berlin, and moved to New Delhi, India, when I was 15. I studied molecular biology, but then found that I wasn’t quite cut out […]