Donor and Partner Relations, Storytelling, Impact-Oriented Communication, US-China Climate Cooperation, China-Myanmar Timber Legality
Ms. Kendall Bitonte is the external relations coordinator at the Global Environmental Institute (GEI). Since joining in 2015, she has worked alongside the Executive Director in the Program Development Office to advance GEI’s internal and external communications as well as establishing a more intensive donor relations strategy. In addition to managing the multimedia content production for all programs, she has also recently led communications capacity-building workshops for NGOs in Myanmar and in China.
Hailing from the Midwest region of the United States, she has been working in communications in Beijing since 2014. Previous to her post at GEI, she worked at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, where she served as the international media relations manager.
Kendall holds both an M.S. in global media and communications from the London School of Economics and M.A. in literature from Fudan University and received a B.A. in English and Theology from Boston College. She is a native English speaker with intermediate-advanced skills in Mandarin. She is a long-practicing yogi and enjoys traveling to project sites to capture the stories from rural areas.