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Screen Shot 2020 06 17 at 10.40.08 AM - Jen Smyers

Jen Smyers

Director of Policy & Advocacy, Church World Service Immigration & Refugee Program

Bio Current as of June 17, 2020

Jen Smyers serves as the Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Church World Service Immigration and Refugee Program. She has been with CWS for more than twelve years. In this position, Ms. Smyers meets with policy makers to advocate in support of refugees resettled in the United States and for immigration reform that reunites families and creates a path to citizenship for individuals who are undocumented. A graduate of American University with a B.A. in Law and Society, B.A. in Public Communication, and Masters in Public Policy, Ms. Smyers has previously worked with Border Action Network in Tucson, Arizona and the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. She also currently serves as the chair of Refugee Council USA’s Advocacy Committee.