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Cheryl Hamilton

Cheryl Hamilton has devoted her career to advancing immigrant integration, and more recently storytelling. A resident of Med ford, she serves as Director of Partner Engagement at the International Institute of New England where she created and curates the popular "Suitcase Stories" series honoring refugees and immigrants. She is also the co-coordinator for Mass mouth, a local non-profit that promotes the timeless art of storytelling. 

Cheryl Hamilton joined the International Institute of New England in 2015 as the Director of Partner Engagement. Since graduating from Clark University, Cheryl has devoted her career to advancing refugee protection and immigrant integration, and more recently communications and storytelling. Prior to joining IINE, she served as Associate Director for External Relations at RefugePoint, National Coordinator for RefugeeWorks (now Higher Advantage), and Director of the New Migration Project at the Center for Preventing Hate. Between 2001-2003, Cheryl helped manage the unexpected migration of 2,500 Somali refugees to her hometown in Maine. She documented this experience in her one-woman show entitled Checkered Floors. She also created and curated the popular 'Suitcase Stories' series honoring refugees and immigrants.