Languages: English, French, Haitian Creole
Expertise: Advocacy, Region: Haiti
Roxanne Paisible, the International Rescue Committee's advocacy officer, works with policymakers to call attention to the needs of resettled refugees in the United States. In addition, she is knowledgeable about Haiti and advocates on issues affecting vulnerable Haitians displaced by the earthquake. Prior to joining the IRC, she served as the policy coordinator for the Human Services Coalition in Miami, FL and tracked legislative issues related to healthcare, housing, community development, taxes and state budgets. She also worked with a Haitian nonprofit in Miami as the director of an afterschool program for underserved Haitian and Haitian-American youth. Roxanne earned a B.A. from Hamilton College and an M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. She served as the University of Chicago Human Rights Fellow in Belgium, where she worked on immigrant rights issues.
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