Emma Tobin
Lowell Program Director

Emma Tobin joined the International Institute as Lowell Program Director in the Spring of 2017. She brings a wide range of experience working with refugees and labor migrants in the U.S., South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

She began her career as an educator in Tibetan refugee communities in India and Nepal. She has since held positions with World Education, Inc. as a Community Development Trainer within Burmese refugee communities in Thailand and as a Program Officer in the organization’s U.S. headquarters, managing a portfolio of projects in Nepal. She has also served as Associate Director of the Organization for Refugee and Immigration Success (ORIS) in Manchester, NH. Most recently, she managed a Harvard School of Public Health community-based research program in partnership with resettled refugee families in New England.

Emma holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA and a Master’s of Science in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from University of Oxford, UK. She is a Massachusetts native currently living in Cambridge.