Heloise Hakimi Le Grand

Manager, Strategic Communications and Marketing

Every day, I hear of journalists struggling to make a living, being exposed to various threats while reporting and fighting for their rights as workers. In a world where local news outlets around the world are in danger and the rise of authorianism and corruption is threatening the most vulnerable communities, journalists need our support.

At ICFJ, I work to increase the visibility of our mission and programs through social media campaigns, PR efforts and partnerships. From communication strategies and media outreach to social media analytics and editorial work, I support the efforts of ICFJ to help journalists continue the vital work they’re doing. 

My background: My experiences include news podcast production at Crooked Media, documentary production at a small Los Angeles company and writing for my college’s arts and culture publication. I’ve always been drawn to the power of multimedia storytelling to help others, a passion I’ve been able to pursue at ICFJ.

I have bachelor’s degrees in communications and political science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where I graduated in 2020.

Ask me about: Baking, media labor unions, how to be featured on ICFJ’s social media and documentaries

My pronouns: She/her

Contact me: hhakimilegrand@icfj.org and on LinkedIn