About Me

marcyfranckHi, I’m Marcy Franck.

I shine a light on those working tirelessly to help refugees, and provide ways for you to help, too.

I write about refugee issues on the Huffington Post, and post frequently (errr…obsessively?)  on Facebook.

In July 2016 I was over-the-moon excited to volunteer for refugees in Chios, Greece. It was heartbreaking and life affirming at the same time. What I couldn’t see in the bazillion soul-crushing news items about the crisis was the strength, dignity, and pure human resilience inside every person who lives in a refugee camp. I came home humbled and deeply grateful for their hospitality.

Read more in my selected posts from Chios and in the Belmont Citizen Herald.

Most recently I have been working with a team of PowerPeople from around the world who are helping me relocate my pen pal—slash—”little bro” and his family from Syria to Canada. I blog about our relationship in Postcards from Syria. Join us  here or donate here. Learn more in this story in the Belmont Citizen Herald.

During the day I am the Communications Director for the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.