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Headshot 1.jpg About Alanna

Contact Me

Professional: Working in global health [connect on LinkedIn]

Personal: mothering, food blogging, living abroad, taking the occasional picture

Other ways to contact me: Use the form at the top of this page or reach out on twitter - I'm @alanna_shaikh.

News: I'm going to TED in March

Blood and Milk (blog on international development)

  • Language, Power, and Global Health: the privilege of speaking English
    [9 Mar 14, 9:56am]   My first couple of overseas jobs were pretty much just being the native English speaker on staff. Right after undergrad, I was an intern with the American University in … more Blood & Milk...The post Language, Power, and Global Health: the p…
  • Wednesdays are for jargon – Budget words
    [5 Mar 14, 12:41am] NICRA – Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement. An agreement with the USG government identifying the amount an organization spends on indirect costs. It has to be developed annually according to … more Blood & Milk...The post Wednesdays are…
  • What we call home
    [22 Feb 14, 8:00am] Before I came to Kyrgyzstan, I spent three months in Central New York, within a hundred miles of where I was born.  It was the longest time I’d spent there … more Blood & Milk...The post What we call home appeared first on Blood and Milk.

What's Killing Us (TEDbook)



Media and Speaking Engagements

  • I can talk to you about Alzheimer's disease and my TED talk, but I am not able to provide comments on international development right now. If you'd like me to speak at your conference or event, please be aware I live in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and travel costs to the US are high.
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