Nicole Schiegg is a seasoned strategist who believes that advancing global health and ending extreme poverty requires the strategic integration of advocacy and communications. She has traveled and worked extensively throughout Africa, Europe, and Asia, and lived in Geneva, Switzerland. For the past several years, Nicole has been an independent consultant working with a range of clients from UN agencies to universities to international and small NGOs. Notably, Nicole served as a communications advisor to Dr Tedros Adhanom's successful campaign to become the Director-General of the World Health Organization, the first African elected to this position.
Nicole's career has been dedicated to ending extreme poverty and advancing global health and development. While a senior advisor at USAID, appointed during the Obama Administration, then-USAID Administrator Raj Shah awarded Nicole with an individual Meritorious Honor for her work in strategic communications. Previous positions include serving as senior public diplomacy advisor at the U.S. State Department as part of the first phase of PEPFAR and as advocacy and strategy officer at WHO's Stop TB Partnership in Geneva. Earlier in her career, Nicole was appointed special assistant to the White House Millennium Council, led by then-First Lady Hillary Clinton. In 2011, Nicole was recognized by her alma mater, Auburn University, with a Young Alumni of Achievement Award.