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Manuela McDonough

Manuela joined JED in August 2020 with nearly 15 years of strategic communication and media relations experience in the non-profit and government sectors. She previously worked at BerlinRosen, a public relations firm, focusing on advocacy projects across several issue areas including health equity, reproductive justice, criminal justice reform, and immigration. Manuela also worked at the New York City Health Department and at UnidosUS overseeing the implementation of communication and advocacy strategies that helped to catalyze broad impact to reduce unjust differences in health outcomes among communities of color. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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