Josephina Blumberg

Our staff

Josephina Blumberg

Events and Registration Assistant

Summary

Josephina started at Humentum in May of 2019 as the Events & Registration Assistant. In her role, she assists the Registration team in processing payments; maintaining relationships with members and answering enquiries on all of Humentum’s face-to-face, eworkshops, and Flex workshops; and in registering members for all workshops. On the events side, she organizes all of the logistics for face to face workshops in the DC office, is responsible for building all workshops hosted in DC and Africa on the Salesforce database and Humentum website, and provides assistance in contacting vendors for international workshops.

Josephina is skilled in event planning and programming, grants management, and cultivating relationships with donors and external stakeholders. She has utilized these skills in helping nonprofits in the field of peacebuilding, international development, and education in the United States and abroad in expanding support for their programs and ensuring their success. A few of the organizations she interned with are the World Friendship Center in Hiroshima, Japan and Gods Movement International in Ghana.

She graduated in 2019 with a BA in International Studies with a focus on Diplomatic Studies and an emphasis on Peace and Security from Illinois Wesleyan University. Although she was born in Springfield, VA, she lived in three different states and visited three different continents before finally coming back to the area.

Q + A

What is your favorite place you’ve been to, and where do you want to go next?

My favorite place I have been to so far has been Hiroshima, Japan because of the culture, the delicious food, and walks along the river. There is also a real sense of peace, as activists from Hiroshima engage in peace efforts within the city and carry their messages of peace to countries around the world. I would like to go to Sicily, Italy next because that is where my mother’s side of the family is from.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Or dessert in general?

My favorite dessert is ice cream. While I loved the cookies & cream ice cream in Germany and green tea ice cream in Japan, my favorite is definitely moose tracks because I have fond memories of eating it as a child.