Malia Bachesta

Communication Strategist

Location icon United States of America

I am a positive, highly-motivated, results oriented self-starter that is interested in bettering the world. I am graduating in December 2015 and embrace a genuine passion for leveraging communication strategies for lasting social impact.

I have experience in both the public and private sector within the social impact field. My experience includes four major focus areas: (1) qualitative and quantitative behavioral and market research, (2) data analysis and data management, (3) strategic digital/social communication and marketing, and (4) advocacy writing.

My experience in these four focus areas have enhanced my skill set in cause based marketing, investor engagement, and external stakeholder relationships

With the help of these skills and assets I am able to effectively leverage communication for increased fundraising support, user engagement, and public awareness, thus shifting human behavior for positive global impact.

Portfolio
Cause Consulting
5 Companies Addressing the Global Water Crisis

As California continues to wrestle with having enough water to support its population, we must remember that 750 million people around the world lack access to clean drinking water every day.

GEO Voice, Costa Rica Study Abroad
07/24/2015
Rainy Days and Traffic Haze - Northeastern University GEO Voice

An hour had passed by and not a car had moved forward in the stand still traffic. Taking the bus home from San Jose back to campus in Guacimo required driving through the mountains and weaving through the misty jungle. Without traffic this drive would only take an hour.

The ONE Campaign
09/05/2014
Meet the dynamic volunteers behind the Power Project

Since mid-July, ONE's U.S. Field Team has been hard at work getting thousands of energy cards and petitions delivered to senators in support of the Energize Africa Act for ONE's Power Project. However, none of this could have been done without the help of our amazing Congressional District Leaders (CDLs) and volunteers.

Northeastern University Social Entrepreneurship Dialogue
05/15/2015
Scalability Through the Lens of SAFA

Today we visited an organization called SAFA located in one of Hyderabad’s slums which seeks to create economic and social opportunities for women through job creation and education.

Cause Consulting
The Power of Putting the Human Story First

Dorris, Shana, and Jennifer are all women who previously worked as prostitutes on the streets of Nashville. Coming from broken families and difficult childhoods, these women found themselves working the streets at as early as 12 years old.

GEO Voice, Costa Rica Study Abroad
07/24/2015
Rice and Beans - Northeastern GEO Voice

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -- every meal consists of the classic dish of Rice and Beans. Now to many of us Americans, Rice and Beans may appear to be a simple dish only containing the very obvious rice and beans. However, in Costa Rica there are many different levels of this culturally lavish dish.

The ONE Campaign
11/21/2014
School's Out for the ONE Leadership Academy

Over the past few months, we hosted ONE Leadership Academy events for volunteers across the country. ONE members attended these trainings lead by ONE staff, which provided opportunities to grow as an advocate and global citizen.

The ONE Campaign
11/18/2014
Tallying up 5 months of action for global child vaccines

Three weeks ago, volunteers across the country used their voice during our week of V-ACTION. Phone calls were made asking President Obama to pledge $1 billion over the next 4 years to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, in order to help them improve access to vaccines and save lives of 6 million children.

GEO Voice, Costa Rica Study Abroad
08/19/2015
New Perspectives - Northeastern University GEO Voice

Culture shock can take on many different forms. We can experience culture shock during a meal, at a bar, in the classroom, at work and so much more. Experiencing different cultures and coping with that initial shock is what makes traveling so interesting. Throughout my 5 weeks in Costa Rica I suppose I have experienced ...

Cause Consulting
5 Companies Addressing the Global Water Crisis

As California continues to wrestle with having enough water to support its population, we must remember that 750 million people around the world lack access to clean drinking water every day.

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