RIN Welcomes new Board Members & Associate Research Fellow!

We are excited to welcome Humaira Faiz and John Thon Majok to RIN’s Board of Directors:

Humaira Faiz is a mission investment manager for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. She leads the strategy and performance of the foundation’s $100 million mission-related investment portfolio to demonstrate a high-performing, self-sustaining portfolio that is focused on social impact and racial equity. Prior to joining the foundation, Faiz served as vice president for Global Sustainable Finance at Morgan Stanley. Faiz was previously a director in Arabella Advisors’ impact investing practice, where she led engagements with foundations, corporations, families, and individuals to develop and execute their impact investing strategy.

John Thon Majok is the director and founder of the Refugee and Forced Displacement Initiative (RAFDI) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where he provides program leadership and strategic direction. Previously, he developed strategic outreach plans for U.S. government exchange alumni at the U.S. Department of State and managed study abroad scholarship programs. Majok’s insights into forced displacement are rooted in personal experience as a former South Sudanese refugee. His expertise encompasses forced migration, resilience, and refugee integration, subjects on which he frequently speaks and writes. He graduated with honors from the University of Arizona with a BS in Public Administration and holds an MPA from George Mason University. Majok serves on the Board of Directors of Jesuit Refugee Service USA.

Matai Muon is RIN’s newest Associate Research Fellow and will soon join RIN’s Operating Team in Nairobi. Muon possesses extensive international development expertise coupled with a notable interdisciplinary social science scholarship. As a former refugee, Muon is committed to exploring the potential of social impact investment for disadvantaged groups like forcibly displaced people. Previously, he held research roles at Human Rights Watch and the British Institute in Eastern Africa, focusing on the intersection of forced displacement and governance norms in host and fleeing states. Muon holds a BA in International Studies from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing an MPhil in Development Studies at the University of Oxford, where he also participates in the innovative Ubuntu Transitions Program.

Please join us in welcoming Humaira Faiz & John Thon Majok to the RIN Board of Directors, and Matai Muon as Associate Research Fellow. We look forward to the valuable contributions they will bring to RIN as we help unlock refugee self-reliance.