Arao Ameny is a trained print and online journalist covering African communities and African immigrant issues. She works with NYC’s Independent Budget Office in the Communication team focusing on social media. Prior to IBO, she worked at the United Nations as the Social Media Editor for Africa Section and Africa Renewal magazine in the Strategic Communications Division of the Department of Public Information. She focused on cultivating and growing social media platforms and improving user engagement. Ms. Ameny wrote articles for Africa Renewal magazine. She wrote press releases, organized outreach events and served as a media liaison, engaging and developing relationships with journalists and media outlets interested in reporting on Africa-related topics happening at the United Nations. Ms. Ameny received a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Indiana University in 2007 and her B.A. in Political Science, International Relations and Communications in 2006 from University of Indianapolis.