Elevating Careers & Data Skills

Presentations, Panels, Webinars, Workshops

I've helped 100s of students and professionals globally elevate their careers in public health, international development, data analytics, research, and more! Available for virtual & in-person events.

Vanessa Da Costa, MPH

Founder, CEO, Principal Consultant

Chilombo Consulting, LLC

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Signature Speaking Events


Jumpstarting Your Career in Global Health: Skills, Resources, and Best Practices​

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Actionable Strategies for Resume Development, Interview Preparation, and the Job Search


Unlock the Power of Data Visualization: Elevate Your Research Presentations & Reports

Example Workshop


Jumpstarting Your Career in Global Health: Skills, Resources, and Best Practices


This webinar followed by a Q&A will teach you how to land a role in the global health field by:

1. Defining and communicating your skill set

2. Improving your application toolkit and presenting yourself as a competitive candidate

3. Diversifying your job search


After this session, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge, best practices, and feasible action steps to successfully navigate their global public health career search!



Amazing speaker, going to recommend people watch the recording and you should definitely bring her back!

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Workshop Attendee


What I liked most was the presenter’s ability to share personal experience when answering questions (giving real life examples)

Association of Black Researchers: National Black Researchers Week Presentation Attendee


Public Health Entrepreneurship: Navigating the Intersection of Purpose and Profit [Co-author]

“Public Health Entrepreneurship: Navigating the Intersection of Purpose and Profit” is an indispensable resource for those eager to redefine their impact, contribute to innovative solutions, and transform the future of public health on their own terms. If you are an experienced public health professional seeking to leverage your wealth of expertise into a successful entrepreneurial venture, this book is for you!

Readers will gain insights into the essentials of public health entrepreneurship and walk away with practical skills needed to start, grow, and scale a successful public health consultancy.  

This book is woven with compelling narratives and guided by the collective experiences of seasoned public health entrepreneurs who have mastered the art of making impact and income.

Spearheaded by the visionary author, Quisha Umemba, (The PublicHealthPreneur™), the goal of this book is simple; to expose public health professionals to the opportunities that exist in public health consulting and entrepreneurship and to inspire and empower readers to embark on their own entrepreneurial journey making a lasting impact on the well-being of individuals, communities and organizations.


The Public Health Millennial Career Stories Podcast Episode #30 [Guest]

I discuss my academic and professional experiences in Public Health with Omari Richins, creator of the Public Health Millennial Career Stories Podcast. I also share career advice for students and recent graduates.

Public Health Epidemiology Careers Podcast Episode #115 [Guest]

I discuss my global health experience with Public Health Professional & Podcast creator, Dr. CH Huntley, and provide career advice.

The PublicHealthPreneur Podcast #6 [Guest] 

I discuss my public health, global health, and consulting inspirations and experience with Public Health Entrepreneur, Quisha Umemba.