Professional Editor and Writer
Iesha Townsend comes to COIPI with several years experience in youth and ethnic minority rights advocacy projects within international non-profit settings. Most recently, Townsend worked as a Senior Coordinator for a Caribbean youth empowerment organization where she led community outreach efforts, youth engagement initiatives, global empowerment interview series and regenerating online content. Within this role, Townsend was able to increase recruitment for the youth empowerment programs and also maintained relations with the organization global network. Iesha Townsend holds a BA in Psychology and Government from Smith College and eventually obtained her MSc in Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice from the School or Oriental African Studies, University of London. After completing her studies, Iesha established a social enterprise that provided workshops for young ethnic minority girls in the London boroughs of Newham and Lambeth to raise their consciousness in socio-political affairs. During her time in London, England, Iesha has worked for several international non-profit organizations on various minority rights advocacy projects. Currently, she works within the educational sector providing support to ethnic minority communities.