The Refugee Well-being Project has a large team of interpreters, community advisors, and staff members who all work together to run the project. 

Our team of experienced interpreters come from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Burundi, Egypt, Iran, Democratic Republic of Congo and more. They provide interpretation in Dari, Pashto, Persian, French, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Arabic and more. Many were once refugees themselves and some were even past participants in RWP. 

We have a Community Advisory Council that meets bi-monthly to discuss various areas of the program. The advisors also represent various agencies working with refugees in Albuquerque, past participants, and other experienced individuals. We also have representatives from all of the nationalities we work with. 

Our staff members consist of researchers, Psychologists, Anthropologists, Sociologists, past students and participants, ESL instructors, and refugee community leaders.


Photo: Suha Amer

Suha  Amer

    Community-Based Research Specialist


Photo: Ryeora Choe

Ryeora  Choe

    Research and Teaching Assistant


Photo: Sara Diva

Sara  Diva

    Research Assistant


Photo: Jessica Goodkind

Jessica  Goodkind

    Refugee Well-being Project Founding Director

Photo: Mindy  Gutow

Mindy   Gutow

    Evaluation Consultant


Photo: Julia Hess

Julia  Hess

    Research Assistant Professor


Photo: Brian Isakson

Brian  Isakson

    Clinical Psychologist


Photo: Martin Ndayisenga

Martin  Ndayisenga

    Community-Based Research Specialist


Photo: Danielle  Parker

Danielle   Parker

    Community-Based Research Specialist