Kelly Liu

Kelly Liu

Studies at:

Tufts University- The Fletcher School

Location in:

Greater Boston Area, United States

Kelly Liu

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Studies at:
Tufts University- The Fletcher School
Location in:
Greater Boston Area, United States

Bio

A driven professional dedicated to high quality work, who thrives in dynamic and challenging environments. A team player with technical ability, who can be resourceful to bring concept to reality.

6+ years of project management experience leading teams to launch and scale up projects. Works cross-culturally to mobilize stakeholders and resources. Has first-hand experience addressing challenges in the field at grassroots and district levels.

An avid participant in civil society for over 10 years, passionate about international development with experience working with small and large scale organizations such as the Berkeley Food and Housing Project, Craigslist Foundation, and Oxfam.

Kelly speaks

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Tswana

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Work

2014 – present

Master of International Business Candidate

Tufts University- The Fletcher School
  • Studying core business concepts with focus on business strategy and innovation in emerging markets
  • Current Project: Entry strategy for solar lamps into Somaliland, Africa
  • Current Project: Marketing and development for Fletcher Social Investment Fund
2012 – 2013
(Nov – Jun)

Project Manager

Oxfam GB , Cambodia
  • Launched and managed a $100,000 information and mobile telecommunications project empowering women with small enterprises to access market information
  • Successfully contracted with mobile telecom companies for technical linkage of SMS gateway and sustainability support; developed and managed partner agreements with NGOs and government ministries
  • Achieved 8 months of project milestones within 2 months to meet donor and fiscal year deadline
2012 – 2013
(Nov – Jan)

Volunteer

iDE (formerly International Development Enterprises) , Cambodia
  • Grantwriting, proposal development and concept note writing. Consolidating program experience and results into effective communication pieces for donors and for sharing best practices with the development community at large.
2011 – 2012
(Jan – Jun)

Founder, Vice-Chair

District Child Welfare Committee , Botswana
  • Spearheaded formation and successfully recruited more than 15 NGOs, community partners, and local government officials to actively participate in committee monthly meetings.
  • Created the first database of child service organizations in the district to streamline client referrals across NGO, government and private sectors.
  • Provide strategic direction for fast-tracking collaboration across sectors and the development of effective, sustainable, and high-quality interventions for all.
  • Received recognition from National Department of Social Services as setting the benchmark as the leading committee in Botswana.
2010 – 2012

Technical Adviser in NGO Capacity Building

Peace Corps , Botswana
  • Designed client services model to strengthen capacity of staff and directors of over 40 non-governmental organizations and monitor service delivery
  • Recruited 30 new NGO members, oversaw organizational growth of operating budget from $10,000 to more than $1 million annually and staff capacity from 1 to 9 full-time staff members
  • Developed programs for a $20 million USAID project for capacity building in the Northwest District
  • Managed and oversaw operations of a preschool providing food, pre-primary education, and psychosocial support to 33 HIV affected/infected orphans and vulnerable children
2008 – 2010

Media Planner

Deutsch , United States of America
  • Managed $20 million annually in media communication project budgets
  • Developed and launched brand campaign to increase brand awareness and drive foot traffic to Tesco stores resulting in over 8% sales increase
  • Interfaced with client as point-person to expand brand campaign into outdoor media in CA, NV, AZ
  • Planned and executed more than 60 campaigns in 150 US markets to drive customer acquisition
  • Identified optimal market segment by conducting analysis of consumer survey data and pitched segment to Tesco client with successful uptake for targeting in marketing campaigns
2007 – 2008
(Oct – Jan)

Strategic Planning Intern

RPA
  • Aided company in winning 2 new accounts by analyzing quantitative and qualitative consumer research data to gain an incite into target population's beliefs and behaviors.
2006

AIDS Lifecycle Intern

San Francisco AIDS Foundation
  • Implemented the set up and take down of the AIDS Lifecycle Kick Off Event to orient more than 400 participants. Directed 30 volunteers and successfully closed event ahead of schedule.
2006
(Jul – Dec)

Press Intern

National Association of Community Health Centers
  • Composed and pitched press releases and gained media coverage from local and national media outlets for community health centers across the U.S. Drafted marketing materials to raise awareness among congress members to make informed policy decisions.
2006
(Jan – Jun)

Project Leader

The Berkeley Group
  • Lead a team of four to advise a non-profit start-up to create a long-term business and strategic plan for creating inclusive societies for people living with disabilities around the world.
2006
(Jan – Jun)

Co-Founder, President

Public Relations at Cal
  • Succeeded in attracting three non-profit organizations to be clients for students to gain hands-on public relations experience.
  • Coordinated and trained 3 project leaders to in basic public relations, professional development and to manage 15 students.
2004 – 2006

State Board Member, Campaign Manager

California Public Interest Research Group
  • Managed teams of 4-8 to organize over 450 volunteers to raise over $10,000 for Hurricane Katrina Relief and local homeless shelters.

Work

2014 – present

Master of International Business Candidate

Tufts University- The Fletcher School
  • Studying core business concepts with focus on business strategy and innovation in emerging markets
  • Current Project: Entry strategy for solar lamps into Somaliland, Africa
  • Current Project: Marketing and development for Fletcher Social Investment Fund
2012 – 2013
(Nov – Jun)

Project Manager

Oxfam GB , Cambodia
  • Launched and managed a $100,000 information and mobile telecommunications project empowering women with small enterprises to access market information
  • Successfully contracted with mobile telecom companies for technical linkage of SMS gateway and sustainability support; developed and managed partner agreements with NGOs and government ministries
  • Achieved 8 months of project milestones within 2 months to meet donor and fiscal year deadline
2012 – 2013
(Nov – Jan)

Volunteer

iDE (formerly International Development Enterprises) , Cambodia
  • Grantwriting, proposal development and concept note writing. Consolidating program experience and results into effective communication pieces for donors and for sharing best practices with the development community at large.
2011 – 2012
(Jan – Jun)

Founder, Vice-Chair

District Child Welfare Committee , Botswana
  • Spearheaded formation and successfully recruited more than 15 NGOs, community partners, and local government officials to actively participate in committee monthly meetings.
  • Created the first database of child service organizations in the district to streamline client referrals across NGO, government and private sectors.
  • Provide strategic direction for fast-tracking collaboration across sectors and the development of effective, sustainable, and high-quality interventions for all.
  • Received recognition from National Department of Social Services as setting the benchmark as the leading committee in Botswana.
2010 – 2012

Technical Adviser in NGO Capacity Building

Peace Corps , Botswana
  • Designed client services model to strengthen capacity of staff and directors of over 40 non-governmental organizations and monitor service delivery
  • Recruited 30 new NGO members, oversaw organizational growth of operating budget from $10,000 to more than $1 million annually and staff capacity from 1 to 9 full-time staff members
  • Developed programs for a $20 million USAID project for capacity building in the Northwest District
  • Managed and oversaw operations of a preschool providing food, pre-primary education, and psychosocial support to 33 HIV affected/infected orphans and vulnerable children
2008 – 2010

Media Planner

Deutsch , United States of America
  • Managed $20 million annually in media communication project budgets
  • Developed and launched brand campaign to increase brand awareness and drive foot traffic to Tesco stores resulting in over 8% sales increase
  • Interfaced with client as point-person to expand brand campaign into outdoor media in CA, NV, AZ
  • Planned and executed more than 60 campaigns in 150 US markets to drive customer acquisition
  • Identified optimal market segment by conducting analysis of consumer survey data and pitched segment to Tesco client with successful uptake for targeting in marketing campaigns
2007 – 2008
(Oct – Jan)

Strategic Planning Intern

RPA
  • Aided company in winning 2 new accounts by analyzing quantitative and qualitative consumer research data to gain an incite into target population's beliefs and behaviors.
2006

AIDS Lifecycle Intern

San Francisco AIDS Foundation
  • Implemented the set up and take down of the AIDS Lifecycle Kick Off Event to orient more than 400 participants. Directed 30 volunteers and successfully closed event ahead of schedule.
2006
(Jul – Dec)

Press Intern

National Association of Community Health Centers
  • Composed and pitched press releases and gained media coverage from local and national media outlets for community health centers across the U.S. Drafted marketing materials to raise awareness among congress members to make informed policy decisions.
2006
(Jan – Jun)

Project Leader

The Berkeley Group
  • Lead a team of four to advise a non-profit start-up to create a long-term business and strategic plan for creating inclusive societies for people living with disabilities around the world.
2006
(Jan – Jun)

Co-Founder, President

Public Relations at Cal
  • Succeeded in attracting three non-profit organizations to be clients for students to gain hands-on public relations experience.
  • Coordinated and trained 3 project leaders to in basic public relations, professional development and to manage 15 students.
2004 – 2006

State Board Member, Campaign Manager

California Public Interest Research Group
  • Managed teams of 4-8 to organize over 450 volunteers to raise over $10,000 for Hurricane Katrina Relief and local homeless shelters.

Education

Fudan University School of Management

Mandarin Language

Universiteit Maastricht

International Business and Economics

University of California at Berkeley: Haas

BS Business Administration
– 2015

Tufts University- The Fletcher School

Master's degree

Clubs

Not a member of any clubs

Additional Info

Website
tidbitsabroad.blogspot.com