Social Services Program Manager
Etsegenet was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She received her Master of Science
degree from Columbia University School of Social Work. She also has a bachelor’s degree in law from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, and a master’s degree in international human rights law from Lund University in Sweden. Back home, Etsegenet worked as a licensed practicing lawyer. Prior to joining AsylumWorks (AW), Etsegenet has worked at Catholic Legal Immigration Network as a paralegal, and as a program coordinator at Nonprofit Village in Maryland. She also interned with the African Faith and Justice Network, and Volunteered with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs in Washington D.C. Etsegenet is fluent in Amharic, English and Swedish.