Jen Smyers serves as the Associate Director for Immigration and Refugee Policy with Church World Service, and has been with CWS for more than four years. In this position, Ms.Smyers advocates for improved assistance for refugees resettled in the United States and humane immigration reform that reunites families, improves the visa process, treats all workers with respect, reforms detention conditions, and provides a pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants. A graduate of American University with a B.A. in Law and Society, B.A. in Public Communication, and Masters in Public Policy, Ms. Smyers has worked with Border Action Network in Tucson, Arizona and the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. Besides immigration policy, Ms.Smyers is active in a variety of service ventures helping youth, homeless, and financially struggling populations in the Washington, D.C. area.