STAFF

Ann Delorey, Program Director
Since 2007, Ann Delorey has worked on program development, implementation and oversight for IFC. In this role, she supports dialogue, religious literacy and social justice programs. She also is part of the communications team. She previously worked in publishing for Sojourners magazine and in legislative advocacy and grassroots education for Church Women United. Ann received her Master of Theological Studies degree with a focus on social and political ethics from Wesley Theological Seminary. Her work to help bring about positive social change is inspired by her faith. Ann attends Langley Hill Friends Meeting (Quaker) in McLean, VA. She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband, daughter and furry dog friend. In her spare time, Ann is involved in local social justice activities and bridge building. For fun, she loves being outdoors doing just about anything – but especially walking and biking.

 

 

Symi Rom-Rymer, Lead Community Organizer

Symi has worked for the IFC since 2016 running a number of initiatives including, the Unity Walk, the Washington Interfaith Response and Outreach Coalition, and the DC Interfaith Summit. She is also the creator and producer of Beyond the Shoah, a video storytelling project about young contemporary Jewish life in Central Europe. She has been published in a variety of publications including Moment Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor and The Huffington Post focusing on minority religious communities in the United States and Europe.  In 2012, she was the recipient of The New York Jewish Week’s 2012 ’36 under 36’ award for her work with the online interfaith group, the Global Muslim Jewish Friendship Forum. When she’s not working on religious issues, she is singing opera.

Judy Bond, Office Administrator

INTERNS

Aleksandra Braginski, Ignatian Volunteer
Aleksandra brings experience in community outreach acquired during her early years as Peace Corps Volunteer, service provider and manager of refugee resettlement projects operated by the US Catholic Charities and the Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.  She credits her extensive overseas experience in East and South Asia, North Africa, the former Soviet Union and the Middle East with her exposure to diverse faith traditions and her long-standing interest in interfaith dialogue.

Lily Ciarletto, Communications Intern
Lily is a junior at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. She is majoring in Politics and Government while minoring in Environmental Studies.

Lisebeth Saralgine Jules, Community Organizer Intern
Lisebeth grew up in Haiti before arriving in the US. She is a senior at Hood College in Maryland and is currently a student at AU in the semester away program. She is also a prospective Peace Corps Volunteer.

Interns come to us from universities and colleges around the United States including, American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, University of Portland, Skidmore College, University of Maryland, Catholic University of America, Baylor College, and more. We have internships available year round! If you’re interested, please email Ann Delorey at: [email protected]