The SPRING Project

The Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally project (SPRING), is a seven-year cooperative agreement funded by USAID. This project is “dedicated to strengthening global and country efforts to scale up high-impact nutrition practices and policies.” During my work as a Knowledge Management Officer for the SPRING Project, I helped share the accomplishments of various teams’ public health work around the world by writing blogs, assisting with social media, and teaching photography basics. Although it was a large transition from covering immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border region to writing about public health, it was a great experience because I was involved with meaningful projects that aim to make a real difference in lives, and learned a great deal about the importance of public health in development.

nutrition myth busting blog

Nutrition Myth Busting on April Fools’ Day, April 1, 2016, The Pump, JSI Inc.

making it to 5 blog

Making it to Five, March 30, 2016, The Pump, JSI Inc. (co-written with Carrie Melgarejo, of the SPRING Project)








sight and life blog

Building a Global Conversation, February 14, 2016, Sight and Life Blog (written in collaboration with representatives from UNSCN and WHO Department of Nutrition)











breastfeeding blog the pump

Positioning and Re-Positioning for Success in Breastfeeding, Jan. 26, 2016, The Pump, JSI Inc. (written in collaboration with Carolyn Hart, of the SPRING Project)

feed the future blog

Coffee, Green Beans, and Handicrafts, Jan. 19, 2016, AGRILINKS blog







washplus toilets blog

Improving Nutrition, One Latrine at a Time, Nov. 16, 2015, WASHplus Blog