Neal Walker is an alumni of Eckerd College. He started his professional career doing a year of independent research on renewable energy solutions in Costa Rica. That led to 6 years with the Organization of American States and then 28 years with the United Nations. At the UN, Walker led work in sustainable development, conflict prevention and response, governance, humanitarian action and in defense of human rights. Walker was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General as head of United Nations in Kyrgyzstan (2006), in Bangladesh (2011) and in Ukraine (2014 – 2018). Before then he held senior field positions in Sudan, Equatorial Guinea and Guatemala. In 2018 Walker accepted the post of Diplomat-in-Residence at Eckerd College in the USA. Prior to his professional career, Neal Walker worked in a steel mill, on the fishing docks, as a carpenter, as a fast food cook and in a roof truss factory.
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