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Dan Wilkinson

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Program Manager for Economic Empowerment (LIRS/Switchboard)
Through the Switchboard program, Daniel leads refugee employment technical assistance (TA) efforts designed to support the national network of ORR-funded refugee employment programs. Daniel spent the first five years of his career in refugee work providing direct employment services to refugees and immigrants in Trenton, NJ and Philadelphia, PA. Since joining LIRS in 2015, Daniel has served as a member of the Higher team (former ORR-funded refugee employment TA program) and supported other LIRS economic empowerment initiatives, including corporate partnerships and innovative pilot projects. Daniel holds a degree in English and Studio Art from Oakland University (Rochester, MI) and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship from the University of Baltimore (Baltimore, MD).