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Olivia Issa

she/her Program Lead, NASH Refugee Resettlement Initiative

Olivia Issa serves as Program Lead for the National Association of System Heads’ (NASH) Refugee Resettlement Initiative (RRI), where she works with higher education systems and institutions to build social and economic success for refugees and forced migrants. Olivia has been engaged in migrant-advocacy and refugee resettlement since 2015 across Chicago, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., working with a range of nonprofits and government agencies. Olivia earned a BA in Political Science from the George Washington University.

Email Address oissa@nash.edu
LinkedIn LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/oliviaissa/
State Virginia
Webpage https://nash.edu/refugee-resettlement-initiative/
Main area of practice
  • College Access
Specializes in These Areas
  • Activism/Grassroots Mobilization
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)
  • Middle East
  • Trauma-Informed Care
Populations served
  • Resettled Refugees
  • SIVs
  • Humanitarian Parolees
  • Asylees
  • Asylum Seekers
  • Temporary Protected Status
  • International Students (F1 visa) with Refugee Backgrounds
  • NASH RRI Champion
I'm open to... Networking, Mentoring, Consulting for a fee, Consulting for free, Providing a service