Robyn Russell

Robyn Russell
Director of Programs & Innovation, Universal Access Project, United Nations Foundation

Robyn Russell is the Director or Programs and Innovation for the Universal Access Project at the United Nations Foundation, a project to strengthen U.S. leadership on international women’s health and rights. 

In this role, Robyn leads the Private Sector Action for Women’s Health Initiative where she works with global corporations to implement workplace women’s health and empowerment programs in supply chains around the world. Robyn also leads a story collection initiative and has gathered first-person stories and documented impact of USAID, UN, and private sector development programs in countries around the global.

Before joining UNF, Robyn worked for five years on Capitol Hill, mostly recently as Legislative Director for a Congressmember from Chicago who sits on the Appropriations Committee.

Robyn received her M.A. in Government from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced Governmental Studies, with an emphasis on international reproductive health policy. She is certified in Human-Centered Design and is pursuing a M.S. in Population Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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