Ms. Abrams is an experienced trainer, facilitator, and curriculum designer. She has developed and revised cross-cultural curricula in many different educational environments and has worked with trainers, teachers, and facilitators in a variety of settings around the world. At CAL, Ms. Abrams has developed a variety of activity-based orientation resources to assist service providers with facilitating refugees’ resettlement and adjustment, including authoring the manuals Making Your Way: A Reception and Placement Orientation Curriculum, Connecting Diverse Cultures, and On Their Way: An Orientation Curriculum for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors. In addition, she has developed a number of training-based resources, including authoring Refugee Orientation and Training: A Guide for Service Providers and co-authoring the Training for the Non-Trainer: Tips and Tools digest. She also facilitates orientation workshops for domestic and overseas service providers, and has developed online training programs.
As Director of Global Education at the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area, Ms. Abrams coordinated the Global Classrooms: Washington, DC Model United Nations program. Prior to that, she served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia, developing youth programs centering around sport while focusing on healthy living and prevention of HIV/AIDS. Ms. Abrams holds an M.A. in International Education from The George Washington University, with a focus on culture and diversity in emergency education and training.