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You also may have noticed some new faces on the NB team, so I’m happy to make the formal introductions.
First off, Fernanda Tambelini has joined as the new editor of NextBillion Brasil. She has extensive experience as a journalist covering small business and entrepreneurship.
She's written for the business magazine Pequenas Empresas & Grandes Negócios where she covered business management, social entrepreneurship and sustainability and also worked in corporate communications. Tambelini has a journalism degree from Caspér Líbero Social Communications School and a masters degree in Environmental Health at University of São Paulo. She works as freelance journalist in addition to her role at NextBillion Brasil.
I’m also excited to announce two new staff writers. Kyla Springer, program manager for Global Envision, a market focused blog managed by Mercy Corps. has joined our team. Springer has written thought-provoking posts on how microinsurance companies are responding in Haiti and has delved into market development for solar lighting in Uganda. She also has helped to bring some very strong insights from several Mercy Corps experts and eager interns across a variety of fields to NextBillion’s pages. Check out Mercy Corps’ sub-blog on NextBillion here and discover more on Global Envision.
Also joining is Gary Goldman, a research associate with the DevInfo Support Group, which provides fast, open access to data on human development. DevInfo was endorsed by the United Nations Development Group to assist countries in monitoring achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Goldman also co-founded the online publication Daily BR!NK, featuring up-and-comers from all ages and industries revolutionizing their respective fields. He earned a BA in International Relations Global Business from the University of Southern California and is originally from France. For NextBillion, Goldman has penned several in-depth posts on issues ranging from microfinance criticism and reform to enterprise development in his most recent article on maturation of Sanergy. You can follow him on Twitter @GaryGoldman.
Please join me in welcoming the new team members!