Carrie Crawford "currently serves as Chair of Friends of the Congo and has over fifteen years of experience in legal representation. Her experiences include advocating in all aspects of immigration law, giving representation for numerous human rights issues of law and conflict resolution, and undertaking significant amounts of public relations and liaison activities with government, business and community. In addition to working in private practice, Ms. Crawford has worked with the Institute for African Affairs, where she handled all legal matters pertaining to the development and implementation of non-profit institute programs including government contract and grant requirements. At JurisAID, she advised on legal matters involving the implementation of non-profit institute legal programs pertaining to the protection of human and civil rights of individuals living with HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable populations. Ms. Crawford received a JD in 1989 from the University of Maryland School of Law with an emphasis in International Affairs and a BS in Psychology and Political Science from Morgan State University in 1978."