Ellen Beattie is Senior Director, Program Quality & Innovation with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), where she oversees a portfolio of integration programs for New Americans across 25 US cities, among them economic empowerment, health & wellness and citizenship, and including programs for asylum-seeking families. Prior to joining the IRC in 2003, she worked in community development with the United Nations Development Program, World Food Program, among others. Ellen holds a B.A. from Rice University, an M.S. in Regional Development Planning from Los Andes University and studied Development Sociology at Justus-Liebig University.