Higher recruits a team of refugee employment professionals who serve as advisors to Higher and share their expertise in workforce development. The advisors are drawn from diverse audiences including national resettlement agencies and their affiliate offices, government programs, and others involved in workforce development. They promote our resources within their own social media networks, join Higher staff for trainings across the country, contribute to webinars and other virtual trainings, write guest blogs, and provide their insight and expertise to specific technical assistance requests throughout the year.
Dan: Hello Higher community. My name is Dan Peterson and I am an Employment Specialist in Wheaton, Illinois with World Relief DuPage/Aurora. My primary role has been working with new arrivals, but recently I have been working with clients to secure their second jobs and to achieve career advancement opportunities. Before coming to World Relief, I was a graduate of cross-cultural studies from the Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies in Tasmania, Australia.
I am excited for this opportunity to serve as a peer adviser and to learn alongside each one of you. I hope for this to be a collaborative opportunity with the goal of providing excellent employment services to our clients.
A few unrelated personal facts: I love lousy horror movies, I am an avid Yerba Mate tea drinker, and I love pretending to be an avid outdoorsman.
Early Employment Specialist, World Relief Dupage / Aurora