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Hassan Hersi

Preferred Communities Case Manager

Hassan is a dedicated humanitarian professional with an extensive experience in refugee assistance, community outreach, and case management. Hassan holds a master’s degree in international development from Clark University, specializing in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies. His expertise extends to field research, having worked as a Field Researcher at Tufts University’s Refugees in Towns Project, where he collected qualitative data on refugees’ socio-economic situations and integration processes. Hassan also served as a Community Mentor with Save the Children, offering crucial support to unaccompanied minors and facilitating access to essential services.

Before his current role at the Institute, he interned at the International Rescue Committee in Manhattan, New York. He played a crucial role in the Preferred Communities team, ensuring clients received essential services efficiently. With a background as an Interpreter with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Cairo, Egypt, Hassan is proficient in English, Arabic and Somali, providing vital linguistic support for refugee registration and status determination processes.