Our Team

We are a group of university students, recent graduates, and professionals based primarily in Boston, Massachusetts. We have a variety of backgrounds, but our passion for innovating solutions to the current refugee crisis—as well as future crises—has brought us together under Urban Refuge. What began in a Boston University classroom as 25 women and an idea is now a full-fledged organization. 

Leadership Team

Staff Members

Louise-Marie Betrand, Hannah Mehlman, Inaara Tajuddin, Jane Zhao


Emma Glynn, Kelley Gourley, Lisa Kadel, Marlene Kalb, Susannah Keys, Abeer Massri, Elizabeth Mignon, Caddie Nath, Susi Nehar, Emily Samson, Katherine Seaton, Kate Skow