Simone Walton

Risk and Compliance Manager/Data Protection Officer, HIAS

Biography

Simone Walton is responsible for ensuring the development, implementation, maintenance and continued renewing of an effective best practice risk management culture, program and internal control environment. She is in her fourth year of work at HIAS and has held various progressively responsible roles. Simone has worked in the international humanitarian sector since 2010. Her past professional experience includes the continuum of refugee resettlement, managing the resettlement program and staff in Knoxville, TN. Overseas Simone has worked for Jesuit Refugee Service on three continents (Africa, Europe, and Australia), as a program coordinator, international social worker, case manager, and intern. Prior to international humanitarian work, she was a paralegal with expertise in corporate, intellectual property, real estate and litigation law.

Simone is currently a Doctorate of Social Work Candidate (DSW-C) at the University of Southern California (USC) Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work focusing on social innovation and leadership. She also holds a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW), Global Practice Concentration from Boston College, and baccalaureate degrees from Duke and Howard University.

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