We are here to serve others.
No matter my professional role, I have always found myself engaged in my community in a meaningful way. The work highlighted below is an expression of my commitment to living out human rights in own my own community. These initiatives are ones I have led with the goal of creating a more just world.
Where, after all, do universal rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.Eleanor Roosevelt
The Great Question, 1958
- United ReSisters group: Building a better community for female immigrants in Green Bay. (2017-Present)
- COMSA Summer Youth Leadership Program: Designed and ran a leadership & mentoring program for refugee youth in Green Bay, Wisconsin (2019, 2020).
- From Ritsona with Love: A series of speaking engagements across Wisconsin educating community members on the refugee crisis in Greece, my time serving refugee youth in a camp and fundraising I AM YOU, an NGO in Ritsona Camp (2016-2019)
- FLITE: An Access to Education Project (2010-2015)