Jenny Yang

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Vice President, World Relief

Jenny Yang

Jenny Yang is the Vice President of Advocacy and Policy at World Relief where she provides oversight for all advocacy initiatives and policy positions at World Relief, representing the organization’s advocacy priorities to the U.S. government and mobilizing churches on advocacy campaigns. She also served as Director of Advocacy and Policy at World Relief focusing on refugee protection, immigration, and human rights, and as a Senior Case Manager, focused on refugee processing and case management for World Relief’s refugee and immigration programs. Jenny has researched refugee and asylum law in Madrid, Spain through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and is on an active deployment roster for UNHCR. She is also former chair of the Refugee Council USA (RCUSA) Africa Work Group which brought NGOs and government partners together on the protection of African refugees. She is co-author of Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate and was a contributing author to Talking Taboo: American Women Get Frank about Faith and Global Diasporas and Mission: Volume 23. She speaks extensively at many conferences and universities across the United States.