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Director of Global Communications

Miji Bell has spent her entire career in the communications industry developing organizational strategies that have successfully positioned nonprofit and for-profit entities for greater public visibility. She recently served as a senior consultant to a host of nonprofit organizations supporting their media relations, community development, and fundraising initiatives. Prior, she held leadership roles in communications and marketing at several major universities in the U.S. including Duke, Johns Hopkins, North Carolina Central, and Princeton. Miji also has extensive public policy expertise, both domestically and internationally. She served as Vice President of Communications for TNTP, a leading nonprofit that makes state and federal policy recommendations in support of America’s public school system. She also served as Director of Media Relations for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, DC, a nonpartisan think tank that works closely with elected officials and other advocates to advance federal policies that promote economic justice and reduce structural barriers in local communities. Prior, she served as Director of Communications for Global Refuge (formerly Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service), an international NGO that supports the resettlement of refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers. Miji has also worked closely with NGOs in Ghana, Liberia, South Africa, and other African nations to support sustainable development, establish programs for youth and women, develop campaign strategies, and advance public-private partnerships across the Continent. She has also advised nonprofit and corporate leaders on the best practices for developing operational models that strengthen communications strategy, advance their international presence, and diversify economic investments in Africa.