As an Assistant Vice President of Policy & Advocacy for the National Immigration Forum, Danilo Zak focuses on border, asylum, refugees, and humanitarian immigration issues. He contributes to coalition building and legislative analysis for immigration reform efforts. Danilo also supports stakeholder meetings with federal and congressional officials.
Prior to joining the Forum in October 2019, Danilo did research with the Yale Jackson Institute and UNHCR on refugee resettlement in Denver, Colorado, and with Advocates Abroad, a non-government organization based in Lesvos, Greece that delivers legal support to asylum seekers. He has also interned with the Family and Youth Services office of Kentucky Refugee Ministries. Originally from Crozet, Virginia, Danilo received his bachelor’s degree in Global Affairs from Yale College and his master’s of science degree in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from Oxford University.