Kristel Ba is a program officer for the Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives program where she prepares, executes and coordinates leadership programs across markets in Europe, and designs and implements programs for young leaders adjacent to major events. Based both in Brussels and Paris, Ba is also the Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) city coordinator for Brussels and Paris. Ba joined GMF in May 2012 as Outreach Coordinator for the Paris Office and Paris Coordinator for MMF. She specialized in public relations and development initiatives including creating and implementing fundraising and communication strategies for the Paris Office, providing outreach to partners to develop and reinforce GMF’s connections and network in France
Prior to joining GMF, Ba worked as a communication service provider for French local governments and for a film festival. She is a graduate of Sciences Po Bordeaux and holds a master’s degree in Arts in Public and Political Communication. Ba studied marketing, international management and organizational behavior at Laval University (Québec, Canada), and international business at Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley (CA, USA). She is fluent in French and English and proficient in German and Bulgarian.