Jessica Goodkind

Refugee Well-being Project Founding Director

Associate Professor in Sociology


Jessica Goodkind is the founder and director of the Refugee Well-being Project. A community psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of New Mexico, she has worked with refugees for over 25 years and initially developed the Refugee Well-being Project through her dissertation work at Michigan State University. Jessica began working with refugees in a refugee camp in Thailand from 1993-1995.