Neil Grungras – Founder, Executive Director & Board Secretary
Neil Grungras is a globally-recognized expert and thought leader on particularly vulnerable refugees. He has dedicated his 30-year career to refugee and immigrant processing, adjudication, protection and integration.
Before founding ORAM, Mr. Grungras was Director for Europe and the Middle East at a leading U.S. based refugee and migration organization. Previously, he directed a refugee resettlement facility representing the U.S. Department of State in Vienna, Austria, where he orchestrated the processing of thousands of U.S.-bound religious minority refugees.
Mr. Grungras has served as an adviser on refugees to dozens of NGOs, has authored a dozen refugee-related publications and tools and has lectured, taught, and trained extensively on refugee and migration topics at government agencies, UNHCR, NGOs and academic institutions in twenty countries. He holds a Juris Doctor and a B.A. in Germanic Languages and Psychology.
Anja Limon – Legal Officer
Anja Catherine Limon holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Ljubljana and an LLM in International Law from the University of Bristol, where she focused on migration law and policy. Her dissertation focused on the influence of climate change on human migration and the legal gap in refugee law regarding protection for ‘climate refugees.’ Before joining ORAM, Anja worked at a law firm in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Guillaume Carpentier – Program Coordinator
Guillaume Carpentier holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Sociology and a Master’s in Intercultural Relations and International Cooperation from Charles de Gaulle University – Lille III. Before joining ORAM, he worked for several years as a social worker and project leader in the HIV prevention field in Potsdam, Germany. Guillaume has worked in several countries, establishing local and international cooperation projects in educational, cultural and health-related projects.
Liam Sattar – Systems Administrator
Liam holds a M.Sc in Soil Physics from Baghdad University, where he also worked as Assistant Lecturer. Liam has also worked as a document controller and admin & HR in a Korean company in Iraq. Liam has always been passionate about the rights of LGBTIQ refugees.
Interns & Volunteers
Thomas Borscok – Legal & Research Intern
Thomas Borcsok is ORAM’s 2018 Prof. Nicole La Violette legal intern, currently pursuing a Juris Doctor (J.D.) at the University of Ottawa (Canada) Faculty of Law. Before joining ORAM, he was a researcher at a University of Ottawa legal clinic working on legal interventions at the intersection of refugee and criminal law. He also holds a B.A. in both Criminology and History.
Christopher Gray – Research Intern
Christopher is currently pursuing a M.Sc. in Socio-legal Studies at the University of Bristol. He has previously held a visiting lectureship at the Faculty of Law, University of The Gambia, and has acted as consultant in human rights education for the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa. Christopher is currently writing his Master’s dissertation on the use of international criminal law to protect sexual minorities. He holds an LLM in International Law and an LLB in Law.
Romain Lanneau – Legal & Research Intern
Romain Lanneau holds a Master of International law from Lyon III University, and a Bachelor of Law and Political Science. Before joining ORAM, he volunteered at RESF (Reseaux Education sans Frontière) in Lyon, France where he assisted asylum seekers and other individuals in need.
Caroline Finance – Administrative & Advocacy intern
Caroline Finance, a student at the University of Oldenburg is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Migration and Intercultural Relations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Gender and Women’s Health awarded to her at Mbarara University of Science and Technology-Uganda.