Elynn Walter joined IRC in February 2016. She is an advocacy professional and holds a master's degree in global public health. Elynn has worked in US and global advocacy providing strategic guidance and training to the WASH and related sectors. She leads IRC's WASH and health nexus and contributes to IRC's influencing work in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She has organised and facilitated blended learning courses and workshops on advocacy, systems strengthening, gender, health, education, and environmental conservation. Based in the Washington DC, she also leads IRC's partnership work in the United States. Elynn was a Community Health Educator in the Peace Corps in Turkmenistan and has worked for the US government as well as the private and non-profit sectors.