Roop Wazir

Impact Manager

Roop was born in India and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. She received her bachelor’s degree in international studies through the University of Arizona, Tucson. Roop moved to Denver in 2014 to pursue her master’s degree in international development at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

Roop has spent most of her career in refugee resettlement, working with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Denver. In her role as health program coordinator, Roop managed the IRC’s health team and worked to ensure all refugees resettled through IRC were connected to health care resources and support. Prior to joining Next50, Roop worked for Caring for Colorado Foundation’s responsive grantmaking team as a philanthropy associate. She is a strong advocate for New Americans and believes that immigrant voices are critical toward developing equitable systems and accessible resources. Roop is very excited to join and support Next50’s mission to improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers.

When not working, Roop enjoys spending time with her dog, as well as traveling, reading, and hiking.