Rachel Sanchez
National Liason and Coordination Officer, International Organization for Migration

Rachel_SanchezRachel A. Sanchez currently serves as the National Donor Liaison and Coordination Officer at IOM Washington. As the primary focal point between IOM and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, Ms. Sanchez supports a global portfolio of migration management programs that provide capacity building for IOM Member States and direct assistance to vulnerable migrants. She is a recent graduate of Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) program. During her studies, Ms. Sanchez 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 acted as the Operations Associate for IOM’s U.S.-basenon-profit, USA for IOM. 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, California’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 laudein International Studies from California State University, Long Beach.