Lindsay Jenkins

United States  |  Protection Officer, UNHCR

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Lindsay Jenkins is a Protection Officer with the Protection and Solutions Unit of the U.N. High
Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Office in Washington, D.C. Her work covers a range of
protection issues in the United States, including the response to forced displacement in and from the
North of Central America, capacity-building, access to asylum, detention/alternatives to detention
for asylum-seekers and statelessness. In 2013, Lindsay completed a short-term assignment with
UNHCR Lebanon, where she assisted in setting up a temporary humanitarian admissions program for
Syrian refugees. Prior to joining UNHCR, Lindsay provided legal orientation and representation to
adults and families held in U.S. immigration detention. She holds a joint JD/MA degree in Law and
International Affairs from American University and a BA in Foreign Affairs from the University of
Virginia. Her pre-law career includes service as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras. She speaks
Spanish and is a member of the New York Bar.

Jenkins was an event speaker at the Dialogue. 


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