During 25 years in journalism, media management and international development, Drusilla Menaker has worked throughout the Middle East, Africa, Central Europe, Eurasia and Asia. She was a founding member of IREX Europe’s management team in 2004, and continues to guide strategic planning, organizational growth, partnerships and project design and management.
Drusilla serves concurrently as Senior Media Advisor at IREX, where she is responsible for conceptualizing complex, multi-year responses to international media sector development challenges. She also creates and delivers workshops for journalists, media managers, and civil society organizations internationally, specializing in bringing sensitive issues such as HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence and human trafficking into mainstream media coverage.
Before joining IREX in 2001, Drusilla was a foreign correspondent for US media, reporting from postings in Warsaw, Johannesburg, Cairo and Moscow. In the United States, she was a reporter, editor and bureau chief for The Associated Press. She received a MS from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.