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).