Betsy Fisher

Betsy Fisher is the Director of Strategy, supervising IRAP’s Intake and Legal Information teams. In this role, she coordinates IRAP’s efforts to screen potential clients, represent refugees in UNHCR proceedings, and provide self-help materials to refugees and displaced people. She previously served as IRAP’s policy director, Jordan staff attorney and intake coordinator based in Amman, Jordan.

Prior to joining IRAP, she completed internships with UNHCR and IRAP in the United States, Jordan, and Iraqi Kurdistan. Betsy has published op-eds and academic articles about statelessness and refugee resettlement in publications like the New York Times and the Michigan Law Review.

Betsy received a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, an M.A. in Middle Eastern and North African Studies from the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School, and a B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science and Arabic from Denison University.

Betsy is a member of the Michigan and Minnesota bars.