Elsy Cipirani is the Managing Director for the International Institute of New England in New Hampshire. She started her career with the Jesuit Refugee Service working with refugees and immigrants in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Elsy earned a bachelor’s degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador and a master’s degree from Strayer University in the United States.
Since coming to the United States, Elsy has continued working for and with vulnerable populations, particularly refugees and immigrants. She worked in Northern California and Southern New Jersey supporting migrant farmworkers in their access to employment, education, health and legal services. She was also directly involved in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act across seven community health centers in Southern New Jersey.
Elsy serves as an advisor for VidaAfro-Latina an international women’s fund to support survivors of sexual violence in Latin America. She also volunteers for local sports organizations in NH.
She is originally from Bogota, Colombia and lives in Derry, NH with her husband and son.