Driven by her experiences and mission to leave no one behind during this fourth industrial revolution, Wiselene’s life purpose is to help the least developed countries leapfrog into the digital age. Simply put, Wiselene has a passion for data, technology, and service. In her most recent role as a Data Analytics Officer for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Timor-Leste, she has spearheaded e-governance transformation by producing a national, unique ID social security system as a gateway to social inclusion. Before this, at a budding advertising technology startup, she created a team, a brand and a marketing and communications strategy to establish lasting brand identity. During her tenure at a global market research company, she built a product marketing portfolio for the launch of their premier digital content measurement product suite.
Wiselene developed a keen sense of scrappiness and vigor to mobilize her family out of abject poverty as a Haitian immigrant child. This drive has followed her in all her work – from big private corporations, small start-ups, to resource-limited developing countries. She always “makes something out of nothing”: a nimble, effective leader and problem solver. She has seen the benefits that hard work and proper mentorship can bring first hand – by volunteering as a writing director for Seeds of Fortune Inc., a non-profit that guides young women of color through the college application process, and serving as Editor of Publicly Sexy, a women’s reproductive and sexual health blog aimed at providing pertinent information and resources to young women of color.
With her Georgetown degree, Wiselene looks forward to continuing work in public service and being a part of the next generation of global leaders who support the most vulnerable groups.
Wiselene received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and International Studies from Denison University where she attended as a Posse Scholar.