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Marissa Esthimer

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Marissa Esthimer

Communications Coordinator

Marissa Esthimer is Communications Coordinator at the Migration Policy Institute, where she works on publication layout and design, multimedia production and editing, and maintenance of MPI's website and mailing database.

She also works as a pro bono online media consultant for a nonprofit that aims to provide job training for Latinos in the DC metro area. Previously, she interned at the Center for International Policy and the Center for Democracy in the Americas, where her work focused on U.S. relations with Latin America. She spent a semester studying in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Ms. Esthimer graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor's degree in anthropology and government and a minor in international relations.

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The number of people around the world forcibly displaced by conflict or persecution reached its highest total since World War II, with more than 51.2 million fleeing their country or displaced within it, the UN refugee agency reported in 2014. An estimated 13.6 million people have been displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq alone, constituting what the UN High Commissioner for Refugees dubbed a mega-crisis.