Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Shawna-Kaye Lester, Communications Associate

Shawna-Kaye Lester joined the Guttmacher Institute in April 2013 as a Communications Associate. Her main responsibilities include writing web content, media materials, fact sheets, opinion articles and other communications products covering the range of the Institute’s work. Prior to joining the Institute, Shawna-Kaye liaised with the World Bank as a consultant in Jamaica; in New York, she interned in Online Communications at the UNDP and in Administration at the Ryan Women and Children’s Center, a bilingual (English/Spanish) federally qualified health center. She has also worked as a radio presenter and television production assistant, and as a writer for The Jamaica Gleaner, a leading Caribbean daily newspaper. She received an M.S. in journalism and an M.P.H in health policy and management, both from Columbia University, and a B.S. in biochemistry and Spanish from Bates College.


For all media inquiries,
please contact:
Rebecca Wind
212-248-1111 ext. 2203