Alicia Wrenn

Board Chair

“Mutheu” is the Kikamba name given to Alicia on her first trip to Kenya. Alicia has worked in community development as both a practitioner and policy expert with a focus on education, training, and access to capital as strategies for empowerment. In addition to her professional experience, she holds a Masters in Public Policy from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Her relationship with Kenya Connect began when she implemented a pen pal partnership linking Washington D.C. students with students in Kenya. She joined Kenya Connect as Communications Director and, from 2012 to 2014, served as its Executive Director. She brings to her position as Chair person of the Board of Directors, experience in the nonprofit, academic, and consulting sectors on building capacity in communities both domestically and internationally. Currently, she is the Assistant Director for Integration at the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS). LIRS resettles 13,000 refugees fleeing persecution, war, and starvation around the world. Building the capacity of 47 partner sites so that community integration, and economic self-sufficiency of the refugee population occurs is her focus.