Emma Tobin leads the effort to raise IINE’s external profile and expand our base of supporters. She oversees fundraising, advocacy, communications, and programmatic impact assessment work. Prior to becoming Chief External Relations Officer, Emma served as the Managing Director of IINE-Lowell where she grew career training, education, civic engagement, and youth programming. Emma has helped to sharpen IINE’s key performance indicators and improve our effort to capture outcome data on all of our programs, and she has developed deep ties with IINE’s institutional and individual donors.
Emma came to IINE with 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 a researcher and 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 and 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.