Angela Huston joined IRC as a Programme Officer in the International and Innovation Programme in 2016. She contributes to the research and documentation of IRC's emerging praxis for working with and strengthening WASH systems. She is active in the planning, monitoring, and learning group, working most closely with the Uganda, Ethiopia, and Burkina Faso teams. Angela is a lifelong water resource and environmental advocate who transitioned into the WASH sector to take a more human-centred approach. Angela has a B.Sc. in Environmental Chemistry, an M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at McGill University that uses tenets of systems thinking to explore approaches to measuring and monitoring WASH systems at a district scale. Angela is experienced in dialogue facilitation and arts-based methods that invite people from all backgrounds to engage as active members in civil society and problem solving. She values pragmatism and humour, loves okra soup, dancing, and exploring the outdoors.
Angela feels at home in many different countries and cultures and is currently residing in the Netherlands. She speaks English, Spanish, French, and basic pidgin (Cameroon).