Jenny Yang is the Vice President of Advocacy and Policy at World Relief. In this position, Jenny provides oversight for all advocacy initiatives and policy positions at World Relief and serves on the Executive Leadership Team. She previously worked in the Resettlement section of World Relief as the Senior Case Manager and East Asia Program Officer where she focused on advocacy for refugees in the East Asia region and managed the entire refugee caseload for World Relief before their arrival to the United States. Prior to World Relief, she worked at one of the largest political fundraising firm in Maryland managing fundraising and campaigning for local politicians. She is co-author of Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate, is Chair of the Refugee Council USA (RCUSA) Africa Work Group which brings NGOs and government partners together on the protection of African refugees, and was recently named as “50 Women to Watch” by Christianity Today.
Jenny has appeared in The Economist, the New York Times, CNN, the Washington Times, Christianity Today, the Christian Post, The Review of Faith & International Affairs, Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Congressional Quarterly (CQ), PRISM Magazine, the Immigration Policy Center, and Relevant Magazine, among others. She is also a frequent speaker at colleges, churches, and conferences on issues related to justice and immigration. She has pending contributions to be published in the Regnum Diaspora series and the “I Speak for Myself” anthology of first-person narratives of Christian women under 40.