Carolina Sheinfeld

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Carolina Sheinfeld, has been at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) for the past 11 years. As a project coordinator, she manages a team of four attorneys and one social worker in a program that provides legal assistance and case management to asylum seekers, asylees, refugees, lawful permanent residents and naturalized US citizens. While facilitating the integration process of immigrant survivors, Carolina coordinates inter-agency relations and program development for LAFLA's Torture Survivors Project and conducts advocacy with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of State and others. In the last decade, she has developed a network called the Los Angeles Asylum Collaborative for NGOs working with asylees in the Greater Los Angeles area. She is the Chair of the California State Advisory Council on Refugee Assistance and Services and Vice-Chair for the Los Angeles County Refugee Forum.  She holds a Master of Public Diplomacy from USC’s Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism and is a Fellow for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Programme. In March, 2014 Carolina completed a Professional Certificate on Peace and Conflict Resolution at Thailand's Chulalongkorn University, as a Rotary World Peace Fellow