DARYL GRISGRABER, SENIOR ADVOCATE
Daryl Grisgraber is a senior advocate at Refugees International where she focuses on the Middle East, particularly on the refugee crises resulting from the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. She has done extensive field research throughout the region, particularly in Iraq, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. Prior to joining Refugees International, Daryl worked at a local NGO in Cairo, Egypt where she managed a program that provides refugees with legal assistance and psychosocial services. She worked for six years at Amnesty International USA, where she handled several aspects of the organization’s refugee program, including legal support to asylum seekers, advocacy on domestic and international refugee policy, and crisis response development. Before joining Amnesty, Daryl was the executive director of a small research-oriented NGO that provided services to refugees and asylum seekers in detention in the United States. She has a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.