Curriculum Vitae


2018 CV Website


Taurasi, L. Social media for development: making the most of Facebook.The Guardian. 2014 June.

Cited: Steckman, Laura M., and Marilyn J. Andrews. “El Salvador.” Online around the World: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Internet, Social Media, and Mobile Apps. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2017. 79-81. Print.

Included as a required reading for a three-day, one-credit course, titled “Media and Global Affairs,” MGA 60705, offered by the Keough School of Global Affairs in collaboration with the College of Engineering and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at The University of Notre Dame.


Ideas Spotlight: How Does it Begin? Taurasi. L, TEDx University of Edinburgh, 2015 Edinburgh, Scotland U.K.

Using Social Media in Project Communications
, Taurasi.L, Devex Communicators for Development.2014, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

Engaging Social Media for Project Communications, Taurasi.L, RTI International, Regional Office (Asia, Africa, and Latin America) Project Staff.2013, Webinar series

A Brave New World; The New Era of Communication: Emerging trends, best practices and lessons learned in project communications, Taurasi,L. Chief of Party Conference, RTI International 2012, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, U.S.A.(web simulcast)

Documentary Projects

Responding to the Global Anesthesia Crisis
MSc. Dissertation Project (UoE)
in collaboration with Duke Global Health Institute
May 2016 – August 2016
I received funding from Duke University’s Duke Global Health Institute to produce digital public engagement resources for a global health project in Tamale, Ghana.

“At the Pinhook”, Phone Home Durham (photographer; 2015)
Durham, North Carolina, USA
Exhibited at the Power Plant Gallery, May-June 2015
My photograph “At The Pinhook” was selected to be part of the Power Plant Gallery’s Phone Home Durham phonography exhibit. It was featured on the “Rotating Wall” display, curated by Alexa Dilworth of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and was added to the Archives of Documentary Arts at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University

In Union Strong, Success is Sure (8 minutes; 2012; writer, director, editor, producer)
Filmed in Voinjama and Zorzor, Lofa County, Liberia
Experimental multimedia: audio, photography, video
Screened at The Nasher Museum of Art, May 2013
Durham, North Carolina

EUSA Student Artwork Exhibition
January–May 2016
Six photographs from In Union Strong, Success is Sure documentary project were chosen for exhibition by the Edinburgh University Student Association.

Thank you for not smoking in Orange County (25min; 2009; writer, director, editor, executive producer)
Recorded and produced in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Orange County, North Carolina.
A five-part feature series produced for radio/audio documentary
Broadcast on 97.9 FM/1360 AM WCHL, January 2009
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Lessons from a Neighborhood Activist (6 min; 2009, writer and producer)
Produced for The Watts Hospital-Hillandale Centennial Project, a non-narrative audio profile of Meredith Emmett, president of The Watts Hospital-Hillandale Neighborhood. Publicly presented at The Watts Hospital-Hillandale Centennial Celebration, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Durham, North Carolina

Honors and Awards

UK Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa Endorsement
The University of Edinburgh (LAUNCH.ed)
May 2016
I developed a business plan for a full-scale, visual communications agency geared toward the academic and research community which was successfully pitched before a panel and selected for an endorsement.

Regional Edward R. Murrow Award “Best Use of Sound” (prestigious U.S. Radio award)
Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)
April 2010
Director/Executive Producer of WCHL’s feature series “Thank You for Not Smoking in Orange County”

Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation
Town of Chapel Hill: Parks & Recreation, Public Arts Office
November 2010
For dedicated service on the Town of Chapel Hill’s 2010 Arts festival planning committee