Barri Shorey

Barri Shorey oversees the Refugees Initiative and Disaster Relief and Recovery program at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, working with partners around the world to ensure forcibly displaced populations are able to access educational and economic opportunities, recover from shocks and integrate into the new communities in which they find themselves. Prior to joining the Foundation, Shorey spent 16 years at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) overseeing and implementing programs supporting refugees and displaced populations through the arc of a crisis – providing cash assistance for basic needs during and emergency and improving access to employment, entrepreneurship and financial services in more stable contexts. During her time at IRC, Shorey lived and worked all over Sub Saharan Africa and the Middle East with a specific focus on curriculum development and private sector partnerships. Shorey received a master’s degree in international education from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and religion from Colgate University.