Lourena Gboeah is Chair of the Refugee Congress Board of Director and an Honorary Delegate. She came to the U.S. as a resettled refugee in 1992, when she was only four years old. Her family fled war in Liberia and the continuous harassment from government soldiers and rebels.
Lourena has 18 years of experience working with vulnerable and marginalized populations. She has worked extensively in the immigration/refugee resettlement space as a volunteer, intern, advocate and leader. She currently serves as Associate Director of Student Services for the Year Up Philadelphia program. Lourena also serves as a member of the Refugee Council USA Board of Directors.
Lourena has her B.S. in management from Rutgers University and her master’s of social work from Template University in Philadelphia. In her free time, she creates and curates content to inspire millennial moms, wives and professionals through her platform: Lourena Flomo.