Barri Shorey is the enterprise development and employment technical advisor at the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Barri began working at IRC in 2006 at the very beginnings of the livelihoods and economic programming sector. As TA Barri supports enterprise and employment based programming in IRC’s Syria Response portfolio supporting the progression from meeting basic needs to more livelihoods focused humanitarian responses. Prior to that Barri served as youth and livelihoods advisor providing support to IRC’s West Africa, Rwanda, Burundi, Haiti and Kenya programs with a specific focus on curriculum development, microfranchise/microenterprise development and private sector partnerships. This included supporting the design and start-up of the IRC Kenya program’s Girls Empowered by Micro-franchise (GEM) project - an all girls micro-franchise project supporting 2400 young women in Nairobi; working with the Burundi team on refining its rural apprenticeship model, and supporting the development of emergency Y&L programming in Liberia. Barri also served the Child and Youth Protection and Development Officer in Sierra Leone, in which she managed the IRC’s first microfranchise pilot. Barri has a master’s degree in international education from the George Washington University and a bachelor of arts in philosophy and religion from Colgate University.