Hokie profile: UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees (Virginia Tech Magazine)

As hundreds of thousands of refugees and vulnerable migrants fled their homes in war-torn regions last year, a Hokie landed in the heart of the crisis.

Kelly Tallman Clements (French, international studies ’88, M.U.A. ’90) was named the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees’ deputy high commissioner, making her the the No. 2 official in an international agency charged with protecting and assisting those who have been forcibly displaced.

Read more in my alumni profile of Clements (and her husband Andrew, also doing crucial work) in the Winter 2014-15 issue of Virginia Tech Magazine.