Digital Experiences Manager Teffera G. Teffera explores new media and online technologies relevant to IFTF’s staff, partners, stakeholders, and public audiences. He tinkers with creative and collaborative technologies that enhance the organization’s use of digital tools for storytelling and facilitation, translating IFTF’s works into engaging and memorable experiences.
Prior to joining IFTF, he worked at the Voice of America and at the U.S. Agency for Global Media, serving as a multimedia producer, managing editor, and digital media strategist. Teffera’s storytelling and research covered African audiences across 14 languages, with a focus on youth, technology, storytelling, and internet circumvention trends.
His research interests include AI-enabled media, internet balkanization, and the development of digital public infrastructures.
Teffera received a double B.A. in International Relations and Economics from Syracuse University and an M.A in Applied Cybernetics from the Australian National University.
new media, production, storytelling, languages, digital media strategy, youth and technology