I am a Seattle Native and recently completed my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Washington where I specialized in Community Centered Integrative Practice. In addition to my coursework, as a graduate student I facilitated cultural competency trainings with various schools and organizations in the Seattle area as well as organized and mobilized my community to advocate for immigrant rights. Currently, I work on education policy at OneAmerica, a local nonprofit that advances the rights of immigrant populations.
In the summer of 2009, I spent 3 months working in a rural area of west India with women’s microfinance self-help groups. Prior to graduate school, I worked as a housing advocate for five years serving primarily immigrant and refugee families in crisis. I am passionate about social justice and working for the rights of immigrants and other marginalized populations. In 2010, I was fortunate enough to receive the Bonderman Fellowship through the University of Washington that sponsored my travels around the world.
I provide specialized consultation services to schools districts, community based organizations, governments and other entities. With a background in social work I have over ten years of experience in human services working with low income and vulnerable populations particularly immigrant groups. My services include cultural competency trainings specifically focused on immigrant and refugee populations, curriculum development, policy analysis/advocacy, community organizing/outreach, facilitation, program evaluation, and organizational development. Currently, I work as the Education Policy Associate at OneAmerica, Washington states largest immigrant rights organization, improving the education system for immigrant students and parents in South King County.
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Roxana Norouzi, MSW