A conversation with Anna Crosslin – The Contemporary

Anna Crosslin is the President and CEO of the International Institute of St. Louis, an organization that has helped thousands of refugees and immigrants transition to life in the St. Louis area. Since beginning with the International Institute in 1978, Crosslin has, among other initiatives, led efforts to resettle refugees from Bosnia after the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Crosslin is also a co-founder of the St. Louis Mosaic Project, a nationally recognized multi-sector led immigration attraction initiative. She has earned numerous awards for her work in the community. Crosslin spoke to me about her career leading the International Institute, the multi-layered political process by which refugees are resettled, and her advice for President-Elect Donald Trump.

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