Current and past clients
Summary of my experience
I have nearly 15 years of experience working in philanthropy and social justice as a staff member and consultant for private and public foundations, non-profit organizations, and international agencies. I launched my consulting practice in April 2016, and since then, I've worked with 18 clients from across the US and around the world, ranging from community-based organizations to major international public and private foundations.
Prior to launching A.E. Lynch Consulting, I worked as a program officer at the Foundation for a Just Society, a private foundation dedicated to advancing the human rights of marginalized women, girls, and LGBTI people in the US and globally. My previous experience includes working as Program Officer for Latin America at EMpower (a public foundation focused on youth development), as a researcher and cooperant at the Nicaraguan feminist NGO Puntos de Encuentro, and in the communications program of the International Women's Health Coalition.
I have lived in the United States, England, France, and Nicaragua, and I have direct program experience in the US (particularly the Southeast), Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru), West and Central Africa (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Senegal), and South Asia (India).
I hold an MA in Participation, Power, and Social Change from the Institute of Development Studies (UK), and a BA in English from Yale University. I'm an alumna of the Social Transformation Project's Art of Transformational Consulting, as well as Training for Change's Training for Social Action Trainers.
I have deep experience working on issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights, reproductive justice, gender justice and women's rights (including the rights of adolescent girls), young people's rights and organizing, youth development, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, and economic justice. My deepest interest, however, is in understanding and exploring the places where multiple issues intersect, and I have always sought to work with institutions and activists who are interested in breaking down traditional silos that divide people, places, issues, and identities.