How advocacy consultant Christine Medonça uses technology

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Christine LeViseur Mendonça directs Shore to Shore Advisory, a social impact consultancy, and is the founder of Humans on the Move, a consultancy bringing together the public, humanitarian and private sectors in response to global forced displacement.

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Device of choice: iPhone 12 mini and an iPad Pro

First tip of the day: “Dark Sky to find out what the weather is like so I can properly prepare to take the dog out and get the paper… and see if I can schedule a paddle boarding session that day.”

Go-to news source: “I read The New York Times (current newspaper), Axios Tampa Bay, The New York Times newsletter New York Today, The WSJ 10 Point Newsletter, The Financial Times, and Twitter.”

Podcast of choice: The Daily and when the news is too heavy, The Moment with Brian Koppelman and when I’m feeling insecure, Ezra Klein. I also find Slate’s “What’s Next” and “The Bulwark”.

On rotation: Jon Batiste, Raye Zaragoza, Joni Mitchell and baroque chamber choir music

Reading list: Franklin and Winston by Jon Mecham, The Dinosaur Artist by Paige Williams and Bloodlands by Timothy Snyder.

Most used app: Twitter. “I use the notifications feature to closely curate those whose POVs I don’t want to miss from among those I follow, but limit the headlines to my iPad.”

  • “Then when I need to decompress: YouTube. In 2020 I taught myself how to quilt with YouTube videos and I’m starting again.”
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