Erica Penfold is an international development professional and communications expert. She is an established writer, researcher and project manager, with 13 years of project management and communications experience, working with teams throughout the African continent, the United States, Argentina and the United Kingdom. She has held contracted positions as a research specialist, analyst and project manager with USAID and other international donors. Erica works as an independent communications consultant. She holds an MSocSci in Political Studies.