Danika Walters

Danika Walters is the director of the Iran Program in the Department of State’s Office of Iranian Affairs. Danika is responsible for strategic development, public and Congressional outreach, appropriations, and inter-agency coordination. Prior to her current assignment Ms. Walters served as the Asylum Coordinator in the Office of Multilateral and Global Affairs within the Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor (DRL) from 2007-2008.  In addition to her work on asylum and alien removal issues, Ms. Walters’ responsibilities also included coordination and implementation of US human rights and democracy policies with respect to the Western Hemisphere at the United Nations and Organization of American States. Ms. Walters served as the principle in-country technical expert and advisor to USAID and the US Embassy on Nicaraguan elections and political processes from 2005-2007. Ms. Walters joined the Department in 2000 as a foreign affairs officer covering Latin America and the Caribbean in DRL’s Office for Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy.  

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