Director of Communications
Tenly's background is rooted in literature, philosophy, and art. Her greatest passion is exploring the nexus of art, technology, and philosophy as it applies to human progress. Tenly studied English Literature at Whitman College, was a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, and has worked in global development since 2013, beginning to focus in earnest on data and the digital transformation of health systems and supply chains in 2015.
Tenly is particularly inspired by the potential for the creative expression of Artificial Intelligence, exploring ideas behind cosmotechnics, technology as organic creation beyond the so-called “end of philosophy,” and the juxtaposition of morality and cybernetics. She is particularly influenced by works like Yuk Hui's Art and Cosmotechnics and Max Scheler's The Human Place in the Cosmos, as well as artists like Sougwen Chung and Paul Klee.
Tenly specializes in strategic projects that drive new business acquisition, progress, and better health outcomes globally. She is an experienced open source community manager who has helped dozens of countries strengthen their public health supply chains and health systems.
Tenly is also experienced in digital health planning and implementation, stakeholder engagement, and business development. She has led companies through multi-million dollar RFP cycles and built stakeholder relationships across countries, bi- and multi-laterals, technology providers, and community initiatives.
Tenly is fluent in French and Wolof, with basic proficiency in Arabic. She has lived and worked throughout Africa and other continents for over ten years.
When she's not working you can find her running ultra trail marathons, reading philosophy, and being the best mom she can to her two beautiful children.