Caitlin L Chandler is a writer and freelance journalist based in Berlin, Germany, where she covers migration, health and the politics of aid. Her writing has appeared in Al Jazeera, VICE News, the Nation Magazine, Guernica, the Guardian and more. She is on the Editorial Board of Africa is a Country, where she edits diverse content relating to inequality and also contributes commentary.
Prior to working as a journalist, Caitlin was a Humanitarian Affairs Officer with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), completing a seven-month mission with MSF in Jordan focused on the Syrian refugee response. Before MSF, Caitlin spent nine years working on global health and human rights policy and advocacy, with a focus on HIV and adolescents. While living in Ethiopia, Thailand and Switzerland, she was a consultant at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, UNAIDS and the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, among others. For three years, she was the Director of the HIV Young Leaders Fund, and her commentary on different public health issues has appeared in several leading public health journals, including the Lancet.
Despite the rather serious nature of her professional interests, Caitlin also pursues a number of more light-hearted ventures, including searching for the world’s best strawberry-rhubarb pie.
Follow her on Twitter @CaitLChandler.