Mitra Nafissian Rash
Senior Program Officer

Mitra holds an MA and AbD in International Relations from New York University.  Having previously worked at the United Nations in New York, she serves as Legacy’s ECOSOC representative. During her

30+ years at Legacy she has directed professional development projects funded by the U.S. Department of State in the areas of of leadership development, women’s empowerment, public health and NGO development.  She speaks four languages fluently and directed the NSLI-Y Arabic Language Institute in Morocco.  Mitra is a key designer of curriculum for in-person and virtual programs and serves as an adjunct professor of international relations at Randolph College and the university of Lynchburg in Lynchburg, Virginia.