Meet the Chilombo Careers Team!
Vanessa Da Costa, MPH
Founder/CEO & Career Consultant
Vanessa is a Data Analysis Advisor at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She is a Global Health Professional with 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
Chelsea is a Program Analyst at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She currently advises functional committees within the Office of Extramural Research (OER), that focus on extramural grant policy, grant review, grant administration, and grant management. Additionally, she supports OER policy development, implementation, and analysis activities. 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 has a strong interest in how cultural and sexual scripts guide Black women’s decision making and behavior within intimate relationships; and the strategies Black women use to understand their dating opportunities and risk, and define their priorities and goals. She holds a Master of Public Health Degree in Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.