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Narintohn Luangrath L’25

Narintohn Luangrath L’25

Prior to entering law school, Narintohn’s public service career focused on strengthening the U.S. refugee protection regime, public health infrastructure, and the federal social safety net. Most recently, Narintohn worked at American Oversight, a FOIA litigation and government transparency organization. There, she spearheaded investigations on issues surrounding immigration and public health. Narintohn composed litigation-ready public records requests aimed at increasing government transparency and exposing evidence of corruption, abuses of power, or conflicts of interest on issues related to: political interference in federal and state COVID-19 response; illegal barriers to asylum and humanitarian protection; and civil rights and privacy concerns pertaining to surveillance technologies, among other issues.

Narintohn previously served as Special Assistant to the Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore, where she helped the city’s “top doctor” advance evidence-based approaches to addressing public health challenges. Prior to her work in Baltimore, Narintohn was a Fulbright-Schuman Scholar and Visiting Research Fellow at Migration Policy Institute Europe (MPI Europe) in Brussels, Belgium. Her Fulbright project examined the role of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in supporting the job readiness and labor market integration of refugees in Germany and Sweden.

After graduating from college, Narintohn was a Truman-Albright Fellow in the Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Her evaluation portfolio included Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) and other economic “self-sufficiency” programs. Prior to her fellowship at HHS, she briefly served as a trainee in the Office of Policy & Strategy within the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In that role, she assessed the unique protection needs of unaccompanied immigrant children and produced dissemination materials for research on the H-1B visa program, “credible fear” claims, and the defensive asylum process.

Narintohn earned her MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford, where she was a Clarendon Scholar and a member of St. Antony’s College. Narintohn holds a B.A. from Boston College, where she was a Harry S. Truman Scholar. She is originally from Portland, Oregon.