Mabel Gunda serves as the Internet Society Foundation’s Senior Communications Manager. In this role, she is in charge of developing and implementing strategic communications that bring visibility to the funding program areas of the Foundation.
She is a Communications specialist with over 15 years experience managing strategic communications and branding programs across the private and non-profit sectors. In her last job, she led the communications and marketing department at Higherlife Foundation, based in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Prior to joining Higherlife Foundation, Mabel served in communications management roles with some of the biggest brands in the world, including General Electric, Gap Inc., and Roche.
Mabel is passionate about helping people and organizations shape and tell their stories through creative communications.
Ugandan by birth, Mabel spent the first 10 years of her life in Nairobi, Kenya, before relocating with her family to New York City. She has lived in Harare, Zimbabwe since 2018.
She holds a B.A in English from Mount Holyoke College and a Master of Arts in International Affairs from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
In her spare time she enjoys writing, mentoring, and traveling; and has a mission to visit every country in Africa within her lifetime.
Get to know Mabel
Favorite Quote “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”- Maya Angelou
What do you most enjoy about the work you do? Finding and telling stories about how people around the world are creating positive change through the Internet
Your favorite podcast, book, or movie? I could happily watch the “Sound of Music” at least once a month.
What do you like to do when you’re not working? Hiking is a recent hobby I’ve taken up, so at least one Saturday a month you can find me on an early morning hike with friends, usually followed by a long lunch.
Place in the world you’d love to visit? Brazil and New Zealand have been on my list for a while.