ABOUT EVA GILLIAM
Eva was born in California and raised in Texas and New York City in a family of musicians and visual artists. Her undergraduate studies in Anthropology inspired her to take the first opportunity to work overseas, and in 2001 moved to the Democratic Republic of Congo to work with Radio Okapi and the United Nations peacekeeping mission as a journalist and radio producer.
In 2005 she relocated to Cape Town to do a Master’s degree at the Institute for Film and New Media at the University of Cape Town, after which she began a successful freelancing career working for various international media broadcasters, NGOs and UN organisations covering political, social and humanitarian events throughout Africa.
Eva also co-founded and directs the Mama City Improv Festival - the first and only international comedy improv festival in Africa. Find out more about her funny side HERE.