Lourena Gboeah is the Refugee Congress Delegate for Delaware, and current Chair for the Board of Directors. She was resettled to the U.S. in 1992, when she was only four years old, after her family fled war in Liberia and the continuous harassment from government soldiers and rebels.
Gboeah is committed to serving the public through her volunteer service, work and educational experiences. She has 18 years of experience—nine of which are full-time work experience with vulnerable and marginalized populations.
She has worked extensively in the immigration/refugee resettlement space as a volunteer, intern, advocate and leader. She spent a year and a few months leading the Refugee Integration Support Effort (RISE) Program at JFS Delaware—the only refugee resettlement agency in Delaware. She currently serves young adults in the Year Up Philadelphia program as the Associate Director of Student Services.
Gboeah received her B.S. in Management from Rutgers University and her Masters of Social Work from Temple University in Philadelphia.
In her free time, she creates and curates content to inspire millennial moms, wives and professionals through her platform: The Married African Millennial Professional (www.themamp.com)