Jun 5, 2019
This episode features Krish O’Mara Vignarajah president and CEO of LIRS (Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service). Krish guides the national nonprofit in its role as the leading advocate for welcoming immigrants from across the globe with open arms.
A refugee herself, Krish represents the promise of the American Dream and personally understands the importance of LIRS’s work.
Krish joined LIRS early this year, after serving as Policy
Director for Michelle Obama and led the President’s and First
Lady’s signature Let Girls Learn initiative. Before the White
House, she served as Senior Advisor at the State Department under
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State John
Kerry, where she coordinated development and implementation of
multiple programs including those concerning refugees and
migration, engagement with religious communities, the legal
dimensions of U.S. foreign policy, and regional issues relating to
Africa and the Middle East.
Join host Dustin Plantholt and his Life’s Tough team as they discuss with Krish how LIRS will build upon its 80 years of service and continue to support our new individuals and families as we welcome them to our great country and help them realize the American Dream.
Life’s tough – you can be tougher, like Krish O’Mara Vignarajah