Lisa Manrique coordinates case placement of forensic evaluations for survivors of torture and other human rights abuses who are seeking asylum in the United States. Manrique assigns cases to PHR’s nationwide network of volunteers, coordinates logistics of training seminars, provides general support for the asylum program, and is responsible for recruiting clinicians.
Prior to joining PHR, Manrique worked as a legislative associate at O’Brien, Gentry & Scott in Washington, D.C. She engaged in government relations and communications for the firm’s clients, which included telecommunications companies, non-profit organizations, and defense contractors. Previously, Manrique worked alongside the congressional liaison at the National Institutes of Health. Manrique’s interest in the field of human rights began with her involvement at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights where she interned in the office of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). She continued working on human rights and foreign policy issues at the Office of Congressman Joseph Crowley.
Manrique received her BA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she studied political science and brain, behavior, and cognitive science. She is fluent in Spanish.