The Power of Refugees in Modern America
The modern refugee experience is frought with challenge and heartbreak. Forced to leave their country, these people head to a new land without many of the support systems they had at home. But there are many organizations out there working to support refugees every step of the way. Krish Vignarajah is the President and CEO of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, an organization dedicated to helping refugees from the moment they step foot on American soil. Hear her thoughts on how the American government is supporting modern refugees and how private business can make a difference.
Krish Vignarajah - President and CEO, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
President and CEO, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Krish is the President and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. She previously served in the Obama White House as Policy Director for First Lady Michelle Obama and at the State Department as Senior Advisor under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State John Kerry.
Krish has committed her career to public service because she knows how differently life could have turned out. Krish was 9-months old when she and her family escaped a country on the brink of civil war and built a life in Maryland. Her parents came to this country with no jobs and $200 in their pockets.