Makda Teklemichael | Manager of Development
Originally from Ethiopia, Makda is based in Boston, Massachusetts and joined Healing Hands of Joy in 2016. Prior to joining HHOJ, she was at Engel Entertainment in New York City where she worked on A Walk to Beautiful, Emmy Award winning documentary, that shows the plight of Obstetric Fistula victims in Ethiopia. Before moving to the United States, Makda worked as a researcher at Institute of Ethiopian Studies (IES) and Ethiopian International Institute for Peace and Development, on themes of Ethiopian Art, Globalization and East African History. She was also involved in several projects that addressed issues of Women and Development in Ethiopia. Makda received her MA and BA degrees in History from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.