Kavita Menon is the director of communications for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières in the United States (MSF-USA). She manages the editorial, media, and public engagement teams. She joined MSF-USA in 2017 as the editorial director, overseeing the creation and curation of stories about our medical projects for the organization's digital and print platforms. Prior to MSF, Kavita was the head of communications in North America for the International Crisis Group. She spent many years working as a press freedom advocate with the Committee to Protect Journalists, including as the Asia program coordinator and later senior program officer. She also has experience as a human rights researcher and campaigner on South Asia for Amnesty International. Kavita has done reporting, advocacy, and outreach work in India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Thailand. She has contributed to news media including the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, Ms. magazine, National Public Radio, and WNYC.
She holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in mass communications and sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2003, she was awarded a Pew Fellowship in international journalism at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.