As an associate director at FSG, Miya has focused on multi-sector collaborations (collective impact) and strategy development for foundations and corporations seeking to advance social change. She has a particular focus on physical and mental health equity and social determinants of health.
Miya previously taught Public Narrative as a teaching fellow with Professor Marshall Ganz at the Harvard Kennedy School and worked with students on grassroots organizing efforts, such as organizing with hotel workers to secure their rights to fair labor conditions. Miya also worked in Washington, DC as a political appointee for the Obama administration at the Department of Health and Human Services and as a White House associate in the Office of the Vice President. She also worked as a supply chain analyst for Partners in Health in rural Rwanda, where she helped improve the management and distribution of essential medicines and medical supplies, worked to improve care for premature babies, and streamlined services at an HIV clinic for youth.
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology-Behavioral Neuroscience, Yale University
- Master in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
- Global Health Corps Fellow
- New Leaders Council Fellow
- Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellow
- Ron Brown Scholars
- French (beginner)
- Kinyarwanda (beginner)
On Working At FSG
“I am inspired by the chance to work with my colleagues and our partners on creative and effective approaches to social change. Working at FSG has helped me develop new tools for advancing equity and I appreciate that everyone here has the humility not to believe we have all the answers. We are constantly asking ourselves which voices are represented and who is not at the table, how can we leverage our resources to support local capacity building, and how can we encourage clients to do the same.”