Large Scale Breakout Session (Breakout Session 1) – Moderator, Immigration Panel

Shaina Aber
Policy Director, U.S. Jesuit Conference National Advocacy Office

Shain Aber is the Policy Director at the U.S. Jesuit Conference’s National Advocacy Office, where she  works to support and empower U.S. Jesuits and the Ignatian family in areas of social justice concern. In this role, she advocates on matters of social and international relevance before the U.S. government and corporate institutions, coordinating efforts aimed at fulfilling the social justice mission of the Jesuit Provincials of the United States in collaboration with U.S.-based Jesuit institutions and Jesuit-affiliated works abroad.  She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Latin American Working Group and the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Previously she worked at Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, where she was responsible for advocacy efforts aimed at improving the lives of refugees and the forcibly displaced in Latin America and the Caribbean, and analyzing the impact of U.S. asylum, detention and deportation policies.  Shaina holds a J.D. and Special Certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Macalester College.