Sheppie Glass Abramowitz has been at the forefront of refugee policy for nearly three decades. She spent 17 years with the International Rescue Committee, where she advocated for policy changes to protect displaced peoples and worked to obtain federal funding for humanitarian assistance. She served as Public Affairs Officer in the State Department’s Bureau for Refugee Affairs, where she worked to secure public and private funding for refugees and to respond to humanitarian emergencies. After many years in public service, she still continues her advocacy work today. She serves as a commissioner for the Women’s Refugee Commission and sits on the board of various nonprofit organizations, including Kids in Need of Defense, KIND. She has been a tireless advocate and “has always tried to support the careers of every young person – male or female – that comes across her path.”
Abramowitz earned her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and M.A. from the University of Hawaii.