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Deputy Director of Communications, Population Services International
Anna Dirksen is the Deputy Director of Communications for the global health organization PSI, which works in partnership with public and private sectors to provide life-saving products, services and information to help people lead healthier lives. She earned her M.Sc. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and began her career as a television host, reporter and producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Inspired by a desire to do more than just report on the challenges facing society, she began working with another non-profit organization in Rwanda before being recruited by the United Nations to serve in the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo and, later, in New York. She joined PSI in 2009.