Alexis K. Barnes

Journalist, Public Health Worker, and Strategic Communicator in Washington D.C.

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I am an online strategic communicator working through various outlets and products to amplify the work of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance. I am an experienced multimedia journalist with a passion for human interest stories and development- specifically water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and human rights. My expertise also includes public health project design and management, data analysis and interpretation, and the development and implementation of social and behavior change communication tools. I have worked and lived in South Korea, the USVI, Zambia, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Belgium and Haiti. A sample of my portfolio can be accessed at

  • Education
    • Howard University
    • Cuny Graduate School of Journalism
    • George Washington University