Kellie C. Leeson


Kellie C. Leeson is an independent consultant. She has over fifteen years of experience focused on refugee issues working throughout East Africa, Russia and Cote d’Ivoire with the International Rescue Committee and Concern Worldwide. Most recently she was the Managing Director at the Development Research Institute at New York University. She supervised the assessment and advocacy report titled, Hidden and Exposed: Urban Refugees in Nairobi, Kenya. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Our impact

  • 3700

    refugees have better access to education and livelihood opportunities

  • 40

    countries in which our partner NGOs are implementing solutions

  • 490

    refugee children benefit from mathematics, english, art and sports classes

  • 700

    women can now support their families

  • 650

    refugees have access to critical healthcare and safety information

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