Lamisse Abdel Rahman

Legal Services Coordinator/DOJ-Accredited Representative

As a legal services coordinator in the New York office, Lamisse provides general support to the Refugee Representation team, assisting clients and their pro bono attorneys on asylum cases. As a DOJ-accredited representative, Lamisse also provides clients with immigration legal services before the Department of Homeland Security.

Prior to joining Human Rights First, Lamisse worked for UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, in Khartoum, Sudan. As a Senior Child Protection Assistant, she was responsible for registering, screening, and providing direct services to unaccompanied refugee children. Lamisse also worked as a legal assistant at the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), a development finance institution. 

Lamisse holds a dual bachelor’s degree in French and International Relations from the University of California, Davis.