Wed, September 29, 2021
Jina has served as President & CEO of Upwardly Global since 2018, bringing 14 years of experience in work with government, the UN, and corporations to support immigrant and refugees’ full professional integration into the workforce. Prior to Upwardly Global, she worked at HIAS, building the agency’s economic integration programming in the US and abroad. From 2013 to 2016, Jina built the Near East Foundation’s refugee portfolio in Jordan and Lebanon, advised the U.S. Department of State and USAID on Iraq and Syria response, and initiated the One Refugee Response. She co-chaired, alongside UN Women, an international network of agencies to advance women and girls.
Jina is a sought-after thought leader on the professional integration of immigrants, refugees, and women, regularly providing commentary in U.S. and international media. She earned her MSc in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.