Orunima is the executive assistant to the president at Refugees International. Prior to joining Refugees International, Orunima advocated on behalf of unaccompanied/separated migrant children through her work at the McCrummen Immigration Law Group in Kansas City and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. She has also completed internships in the fields of public policy, ethnographic research, and social service provision at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Ayuda DC, and Heart to Heart International. Her areas of interest include migrant children’s rights and the evolution of asylum policy in the 21st century.
Orunima holds an MA in International Migration Studies from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and a BA in Sociology from Georgetown University.