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Becca Heller Receives MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellowship

October 4, 2018

We are thrilled to share that Becca Heller, Executive Director and Co-founder of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), was named a recipient of this year’s prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.

Becca, a human rights lawyer who mobilizes the resources of law schools and law firms to defend the rights of refugees and improve protection outcomes for many of the world’s most at-risk populations, is one of 25 individuals being honored by MacArthur in 2018 for exceptional “originality, insight and potential.”

Please join us in congratulating Becca for this incredible and well-deserved honor! We remain humbled and inspired by her unwavering commitment to human rights, especially at a time when these efforts are needed more than ever. Learn more about Becca and the amazing work she’s leading at IRAP by reading her MacArthur Foundation profile.