Tsion is the Senior Communications Manager for WRI Africa. She’s worked in the areas of publishing, communications and public relations for the past 15 years.

Prior to joining WRI, she worked at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as the Head of publishing where she edited research outputs, managed the publishing workflow and pipeline, and led the design and multimedia team to produce relevant and timely content. Tsion started her career at Addis Ababa University where she taught literature and journalism. She is passionate about educating the next generation and supporting professional capacity development efforts, specifically around journalism. She is a non-resident fellow at MERSA Media Institute, a nonprofit media policy think-tank that works to create vibrant, responsible and independent media and professional unions in Africa.

Tsion has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a Master of Arts in Journalism and Communication.