Our team may be small, but our reach is big. The Girl Up staff is innovative, experienced and passionate. We are deeply committed to working toward a world where all girls are empowered – and having fun while doing it.

Want to join our (totally awesome) team? Check out job openings on the United Nations Foundation careers page.

Melissa Hillebrenner Kilby



Melissa leads the Girl Up campaign, working with our staff, supporters and partners to drive change for girls around the world.

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Anna Blue

Deputy Director


Anna helps lead, empower and support the Girl Up team to fulfill our mission.

Bernadette Francis

Campaign Coordinator

Bernadette makes sure things run smoothly for the campaign, managing internal and external program support.

Julie Willig

Campaign Manager


Julie builds grassroots advocacy and fundraising strategies that empower our supporters to make an impact for girls around the world.

Beth Nervig

Digital Producer


Beth drives digital communications strategy for social media, email newsletters and website content, all to highlight the inspiring stories of girls and advocates making change around the world.

Chelsea Williams Diggs

Campaign Associate

Chelsea supports our grassroots work, manages the Teen Advisor program, and leads in the planning and oversight of Girl Up events.