Rachel A. Sanchez
Rachel A. Sanchez currently serves as the Operations Associate for IOM’s U.S.-based non-profit, USA for IOM. Ms. Sanchez is a recent graduate of Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) program. During her studies, she focused her research on the intersection between human rights and security in the context of international migration. In her previous position at IOM Washington, Ms. Sanchez assisted in donor liaison between the U.S. Dept. of State and IOM field offices, supporting a global portfolio of mixed migration programs that provide direct assistance to vulnerable migrants and capacity building for IOM Member States. She also held a short-term assignment at IOM Costa Rica, where she provided guidance to staff on monitoring and reporting procedures and best practices. Prior to her work with IOM, Ms. Sanchez acted as an immigration law case manager at Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, where she provided direct assistance to clients pursuing U.S. Citizenship. Ms. Sanchez has been a proud member of the United Nations Association since 2013. She founded and served as the Director of the UNA-Orange County, CA’s Young Professionals Group for two years, for which work she was awarded UNA-USA’s 2015 Global Young Achievement Award. In addition to her MSFS degree, Ms. Sanchez holds a Bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in International Studies from California State University, Long Beach.