Sydney McKenney joins Cadasta as the Communications and Design Specialist where she is excited to jump in with creating and implementing the external strategy and designing any visual or creative projects. Sydney has a double Bachelors of Arts in Media Art & Design and Political Science from James Madison University in Virginia. Sydney has spent her career crafting communications and design solutions for a wide range of nonprofits across a variety of social and political issues. She volunteered as a Program Director with Manna Project International in Sangolqui, Ecuador in 2014. Working with the community in Ecuador was the spark for her desire to continue her work in international development and international organizations. In her off time, she loves books, creative writing, large amounts of coffee, begrudgingly attending yoga class and exploring the city with friends.