Stefanie Neno joined the The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in 2014 as Public Awareness Coordinator and became Communications Manager in January 2016. She supervises the Center’s corporate and strategic communications, story development, media outreach, events, web presence (website, blog, and social media), and design and publications areas. Stefanie has worked in communications related to sustainable development for the past 15 years. She received a Master’s degree in Environmental Economics in 2002 and subsequently trained in strategic communications, outreach and policy influencing. Prior to joining CIAT, she worked as Communications Manager for the Land and Water Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and for UN-Water (2011-2013), as Networking and Communication Officer for the World Water Assessment Program of UNESCO (2007-2011), Project Officer at the World Water Council (2005-2007), and Research Assistant at the French Institute of Research for Development and at the Tunisian Institute for Arid Regions (2002-2003).