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Nevada Gov. Sisolak appoints director of the Office for New Americans

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Posted at 10:48 PM, Aug 14, 2020

NEVADA (KTNV) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced the appointment of Charina de Asis as Director of the Nevada Office for New Americans on Friday.

She will be moving from her current senior advisor position for the office to accept this appointment.

“Charina has done a terrific job throughout her career helping those in need and advocating for what she believes in,” said Gov. Steve Sisolak. “Our goals are aligned for the Office for New Americans, and I’m confident that in this position she will work to support our newest neighbors, help them navigate through challenging bureaucratic barriers, assist them in building new businesses, and create a welcoming environment in Nevada. I couldn’t think of a better person to help us achieve those goals than Ms. de Asis.”

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Prior to her appointment, de Asis worked in various analyst roles throughout the State in the Department of Public Safety and for the Department of Veteran Services.

She also has international experience, spanning multiple continents, that will assist new Americans in their transition. She conducted research for Habitat for Humanity in Bangkok, Thailand, and managed projects for refugees for the Republic of Hungary’s Office of Immigration and Nationality in Debrecen, Hungary, giving her a unique and well-traveled background.

Originally from the Philippines, de Asis began her education at Ateneo de Manila University where she earned a B.A. in International Relations. She later earned an M.A. from Tallinn University of Technology, also in International Relations. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.