Whitney Schaefer divides her time at Focusing Philanthropy between communications and managing relationships with certain of its international nonprofit partners. She is active in the monitoring and evaluation of grantees, participating in site visits to confirm program consistency and efficacy. Whitney has a journalism degree and worked for marketing agencies in Los Angeles and Italy before obtaining an M.A. in Sustainable Development. She has held long-term monitoring, evaluation, and communications assignments for international NGOs and social enterprises in Washington DC, India, and Cambodia.