This is the story of Geneviève LaSalle, who grew up in a small town in France. We met in Bogota, Colombia, where she was an intern at UNHCR. Shortly after, she left Bogota to return to France to complete her Master’s degree. She now works as a UNHCR Associate Protection Officer in the Great Lakes Region. Here, she shares the story of her path to employment at the UNHCR, and advice for anyone looking to join the world’s premier refugee humanitarian agency.
Due to the politically-sensitive nature of her work, her real name and exact location have been left out of this article.