Olga Byrne is the Director of Immigration for the International Rescue Committee (IRC), where she oversees immigration legal services across IRC’s network of 24 US offices and co-leads a Task Force of experts overseeing IRC’s response to the humanitarian crisis at the US southern border. Previously, Olga was senior researcher at Human Rights First; launched a project at Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice to improve policy and practice impacting immigrant children and families; and managed two federally-funded national programs at the Vera Institute. Olga graduated from Cornell University in 2001 and Fordham Law School in 2004.