Alisa Roadcup

Alisa

Roadcup

Bio

Alisa’s nearly twenty year career has focused within the human rights field as an advocate for women and girls

Alisa’s nearly twenty year career has focused within the human rights field as an advocate for women and girls, namely refugees and asylum seekers, especially those displaced throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. She currently serves as Executive Director at Heshima Kenya where she advocates to create a safe and just world for unaccompanied refugee girls and young women. Alisa holds certifications in Forced Migration from Northwestern and Oxford Universities, a BA in Humanities and an MA in Comparative Religions. Alisa’s leadership was honored as an International Women Leader by Chicago Woman magazine in May of this year, and also as an 2017 Emerging Leader by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She has appeared on NPR’s World View and frequently speaks on issues of forced migration and women’s rights.

Alisa’s nearly twenty year career has focused within the human rights field as an advocate for women and girls, namely refugees and asylum seekers, especially those displaced throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. She currently serves as Executive Director at Heshima Kenya where she advocates to create a safe and just world for unaccompanied refugee girls and young women. Alisa holds certifications in Forced Migration from Northwestern and Oxford Universities, a BA in Humanities and an MA in Comparative Religions. Alisa’s leadership was honored as an International Women Leader by Chicago Woman magazine in May of this year, and also as an 2017 Emerging Leader by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She has appeared on NPR’s World View and frequently speaks on issues of forced migration and women’s rights.