Meet the Team!

Vanessa Da Costa, MPH
Founder & CEO

Vanessa is a Data Analysis Advisor at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She is a Global Health Professional with over 5 years of experience in data analytics, management, and visualization in the context of HIV/AIDS and family planning. She holds a Master of Public Health Degree in Global Epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Minor in African Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-Go Heels! She has a strong interest in career development, and has spent the past 5 years working globally (U.S, Rwanda, South Africa) while simultaneously assisting students, colleagues, and peers revise and edit job applications, resumes, cover letters, essays, and providing them with academic and career advice.

Chelsea Douglas, MPH
Career Coach

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Chelsea is a Program Analyst at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She is a behavioral researcher trained in qualitative data methods analysis and health education sciences. Her domestic research experiences have centered on examining the social contexts and structural exposures that increase HIV/STI risk among Black/African American women. She is interested in career services because she enjoys helping clients identify their strengths and gain clarity on their goals as they navigate all stages of their career.

Augustina Mensa-Kwao, MPH
Career Coach

Tina is a Public Health Advisor at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She has more than 5 years of experience in the private and public sector and academia. Tina received a Master’s in Public Health in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She is a versatile, savvy and passionate professional with unique international research experience in program monitoring and evaluation, qualitative research methods, community assessments, and project implementation. Her areas of expertise include mental health prevention, chronic disease, HIV/AIDS prevention, and maternal and child health.

Omome Izevbigie, MPH
Administrative &
Communications Specialist

Omo is a National Cancer Institute Communications Fellow at The National Cancer Institute (NCI) / The National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is a public health and visuals enthusiast with over 4 years of public health experience, 7 years of communications experience, 6 years of graphic design experience, and 5 years of administrative experience, in global public health nonprofits, academia, and the federal government. Omo received her Master of Public Health in Health Promotion from The George Washington University, raise high! In April 2017, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Health Services, minor in Africana Studies, certificates in African Studies and Community Health Assessment, and learned Kiswahili (lakini anajua Kiswahili kidogo tu sasa) from the University of Pittsburgh. As a Nigerian immigrant, the move to the United States caused Omo to realize the extent of which her identity shaped an instrumental desire to improve the welfare and wellbeing of people back home. Omo is excited to utilize her acquired knowledge and skills in this role and to help Chilombo Careers continue to grow!

Kendra Egharevba
Intern-Public Health Resources

Kendra is a Corps Member at AmeriCorps. She graduated with a B.S. in Neuroscience and minor in Public Health from the University of Texas at Dallas. She manages communications for the Public Health Resources and Degreed Apparel instagram pages, posts blog content, and designs products and flyers for all social media content.

Skye Collins
Intern-Chilombo Careers

Skye is a senior at the University of Chicago studying Neuroscience and Health and Society. She manages the Chilombo Careers social media platforms, designs flyers, and completes resource development tasks for the business.

Speaking Engagements

Email with your proposal, tentative dates, and budget to book a guest speaker for your next event!


As a Guest Speaker/Lecturer (Panel or non-Panel), Event Host, Training Consultant


Career Tips, Resume Workshops, Careers in Public Health, Global Health, & related fields


Students (High School, and Higher Degrees), Young Adults, Early-Career Professionals & all people working in or aspiring to work in Public Health

Guest Speaker Events

Guidelines and Tips to Land a Job-High School Students. Partners for Youth With Disabilities. Live Webinar. April 9, 2020.
Guidelines & Tips to a Successful Job Interview. Africa’s Tomorrow 2019 Retreat. Pre-recorded Webinar. December 31, 2019.
Close of Service Conference Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) Career Panel. Peace Corps South Africa. In-Person Panel. December 5, 2019. Public Health Careers and Profession Course. Georgia State University. Live Webinar. May 31, 2019.
Introduction to Public Health Course. Georgia State University. Live Webinar. February 27, 2019.


Career Discussion with Chilombo Careers. Q&A. November 2020. List of key takeaways & mentioned resources are available upon email request.
Thriving in Public Health. Resume Workshop, September 2020. Workbook for sale in the shop (see Services).
Thriving in Public Health. Matriculating into a Masters Program. April 2020. Recording available upon email request.

Work With Us!

There are paid opportunities to assist with mini projects and tasks on a case by case basis. If you would like to be considered for these opportunities, please submit your information in the Chilombo Careers Consultant Database Form.