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.
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
Bella Stevens – Administrative Intern
Bella Stevens holds a Masters Degree in Cultural Anthropology from Leiden University, in the Netherlands. Her ethnographic research focused on how LGBT Middle Eastern refugees negotiate the asylum procedure, assimilate to new cultural standards and rebuild their lives in Amsterdam.
David Tait – Legal Intern
David studied his bachelors degree in law at the University of Glasgow, before studying a Masters in Law and Economics at Utrecht University. He has been doing research and advisory work with the Scottish Refugee Council this year and subsequently developed an interest for the refugee/asylum field. In September he will finish his legal studies by studying the Diploma in Legal Practice and hopes to start working afterwards as a trainee lawyer in the field of human rights/asylum.
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.
Luana Matoso – Legal and Research Intern
Luana Matoso is currently pursuing a Law bachelor degree in the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in Brazil. Before joining ORAM’s team, she worked at her home university’s Clinic of Human Trafficking and Slavery and was a Team Speaker at the Charles Rousseau International Public Law Moot Court Competition. Luana is currently writing her bachelor’s theses about refugee crises and durable solutions for mass influx of asylum seekers.