Lynda joined Burness in July 2020 as a communications specialist for the Nairobi office. She supports a variety of projects across the continent and globally, ranging from the introduction of new health innovations, to agriculture and food security, through to supporting sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Prior to joining Burness, Lynda was a communications officer at the East African Centre for Human Rights and before that was a communications specialist at Kent State University, where she graduated with a Master of Arts in communication studies. She also interned at Justice Defenders, formerly known as the African Prisons Project, where she developed mass media strategy around the organization’s goals and needs.

Lynda is fluent in Swahili and after a hiatus of many years hopes to get back to learning and practicing Spanish. She lives to travel and to dance salsa.