2019 Fellows Shout-out Series: Sylvie Guezeon

  • Posted on: 28 June 2020
  • By: minnesotangos

MINN is proud to announce that our 2019 cohort of Fellows are graduating (already!) These ten incredible individuals represent important voices and perspectives in Minnesota's international development community, and we're excited to see what they accomplish next. Follow along as we highlight the graduating 2019 Fellows in our Fellows Shout-Out blog series:


Sylvie Guezeon has worked as an attorney in an International Law Firm based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast from 2008 to 2017. Sylvie also worked for the Ivorian Refugee and Stateless Persons Aid and Assistance Office (SAARA) in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR) as one of their on-site representatives for activities related to the resettlement of refugees in the United States. Following her graduation from the University of Pittsburgh, PA in 2014 with a Master of Laws (LL.M.), Sylvie interned with the international Institute of Minnesota in their immigration services. Upon her return to the U.S in 2017, Sylvie was a French Interpreter/Translator for the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and she is currently an Immigration Court Observer with the James H Binger Center For New Americans, University of Minnesota. Sylvie will be taking the Bar Exam in the U.S. and plans on working in the Healthcare Industry and/or immigration employment-based field. She is currently contracting as a Bilingual Business Analyst at UnitedHealthCare.

Watch Sylvie's interview below!

MINN will be recruiting for its next cohort of Fellows later this summer. If you are interested in learning more, please inquire with [email protected] or learn more on the Fellows website

As always, thank you to the McKnight Foundation for supporting this important program!