Barri Shorey is the senior director of the Economic Recovery and Development Unit of the International Rescue Committee, which works to ensure that people whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict or disaster have their most basic survival needs met and have the assets and income to prosper. She manages a team of 30 people supporting quality implementation, research and evidence building, and strategy development of the IRC’s global cash and livelihoods programming. Barri began working at IRC in 2006, as the livelihoods and economic programming sector was just beginning. She had previously served as technical adviser providing support to IRC’s West Africa, East Africa, Middle East, and Europe programs, with a specific focus on curriculum development, microenterprise development, and private sector partnerships. Barri holds a B.A. from Colgate University and an M.A. from The George Washington University.