Isatou is a feminist leader, passionate fundraiser and human rights activist. She is the Institutional Giving Manager at UltraViolet. She comes to UltraViolet with a decade of experience in development and communication working in the gender justice movement, human rights, and international development sector, most recently at the Population Council where she led the growth of the Council’s revenue from small to mid-size private and family foundations in the US and internationally as Foundation Coordinator. Prior to that, she held roles with the National Network for Safe Communities and Women Deliver. Isatou started her career in human rights advocacy in The Gambia and served as Senior Program Officer at the National Council for Civic Education for five years, where she was the institution’s program lead and project Grant Writer and promoted civically engaged citizenry among Gambians. She was a founding member and Communication Manager of The Girls’ Agenda–a young women-led nonprofit promoting the respect, protection and fulfillment of human rights of girls and young women in The Gambia.
She has a BA in Political Science and double MA in International Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies from National Chengchi University in Taiwan and the CUNY-Graduate Center respectively. Isatou is a Women Deliver Young Leader in the class of 2016 and was recognized for her work in advancing gender equality and promoting the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls and women across the world. When she is not at work, Isatou is cooking and trying out new recipes, reading and taking a walk to the park with her daughter. She lives in New Jersey with her Spouse and daughter.