Languages: English, German, Russian
Expertise: Advocacy, Iraqi Refugees, Refugee Resettlement
Alexandra “Sana” Brosnan, the IRC’s advocacy officer, helps call the attention of policy makers to the needs of refugees resettled in the United States. She is knowledgeable on issues dealing with refugee resettlement and re-integrating internally displaced persons (IDP).
Ms. Brosnan joined the IRC in 2008 in her current position. She previously interned with the organization in 2005 in the Government Relations and Advocacy Office and worked as a case manager in the Washington, D.C., regional office, assisting newly arrived refugees. Prior to joining the IRC, she was associate director of the Refugee Council USA (RCUSA) for two years, and a program specialist in detention and asylum and general advocacy for the Women’s Refugee Commission.
She is a graduate of American University Central Asia, located in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and the University of Friedrich Schiller in Jena, Germany.