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With an academic foundation in chemical engineering (BENG) and urban environmental management (MSc.), Eline approaches problems from a closed-loop value chain perspective.  

Between 2011 and 2014, Eline worked in Ethiopia in the WASH sector, and she aimed to highlight challenges and urgency in addressing urban sanitation and waste. As IRC Associate, she supported the IRC Ethiopia team on developing the Self-Supply Guidelines, specifically the role of enterprises, taking lessons learned from work around Sanitation Marketing. She has conducted market assessments, developed Sanitation Marketing guidelines, and conducted waste management studies in several medium-sized communities. Her goal today? Exploring opportunities to link WASH and growing concerns around chemicals and hazardous waste.

Realising that hazardous waste management and industrial pollution will be an increasingly important topic of discussion in rapidly industrialising countries, Eline has experience in environmental compliance in Boston, where she coordinated hazardous waste and disposal ban regulations across the region. She has recently become a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).

Eline is excited about the future of the WASH sector and the systems approach. In her spare time, she is always up for a rugged camping trip.