About me

Hi! My name is Evan O’Connell and I work in communications, campaigns and policy. I am currently working as a Senior Manager for Media Relations at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, making the case for a globally coordinated COVID-19 vaccine response and for strengthening and protecting routine vaccination programs.

I have worked on US election campaigns (as briefings director for Amy Klobuchar and deputy campaign manager/communications director for Joe Sestak), as a communications consultant (both freelance and with Aspect Consulting, now Leidar) and as an in-house communicator (EY and INRAE).

A French and American citizen, I grew up in the UK, Ireland and Belgium before attending Sciences Po Paris (the Paris Institute of Political Studies – where I obtained a degree in Central and Eastern European Studies and an MA in Finance) and Charles University in Prague (in the Czech Republic – where I did a year abroad at the Faculty of Social Sciences). 

For more info on my professional background, please check out my LinkedIn. You can also visit my Twitter and Mastodon feeds for more of my thoughts on anything and everything.