Roberta is passionate about development work and the use of technology to help solve some of the issues prevalent in developing countries. Her commitment to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals has been unwavering as she works towards promoting such issues as poverty reduction and education as well as combating child mortality, AIDS and other diseases, particularly as they relate to Africa. Roberta worked as a Development Associate for Athgo International, an organization dedicated to social entrepreneurship, specifically promoting environmental sustainability and economic development. Roberta also served as the Liaison between Athgo and the United Nations. Concurrently, she worked at UNDESA - Global Alliance for ICT and Development in New York and served as private sector development officer and Liaisons for Map International within United Nations. She also worked as a consultant for resource mobilization with UNDP Adaptation Learning Mechanism. She also worked in fundraising and Government affairs director with the Joe Beasley Foundation and Kid Entrepreneurs Need
Opportunities Foundation (KENO Foundation). Roberta obtained her undergraduate degree from Carleton University in Canada and graduated Summa Cum Laude with BSc Biochemistry and Biotechnology. She holds a Masters degree in Biotechnology from Georgetown University. Roberta has lived and worked on four continents and understands the positive impact development can have on suffering economies. She is originally from Ghana, West Africa.