Shaneka Thurman is a global health professional with 12 years of progressive experience in M&E, research methods and capacity building. She has worked in countries across several continents, with extensive experience in Ghana, Botswana, South Africa, Ethiopia and Tanzania. Over the years her work has included projects to support vulnerable children, and to curtail HIV, malaria and malnutrition. Currently, her work focuses on monitoring and evaluating social and behavior change outcomes for women, adolescent girls and children in low and middle-income countries.
Shaneka has also served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Global and Community Health at George Mason University for 5 years, where she has taught several foundational courses in global health. She has a vested interest in empowering adolescent girls and women, as well as normalizing mental health and psychosocial support conversations globally.