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Our panel will focus on the aspects of working for a non-profit organization, specifically ones that work with underserved populations. We learned how to advocate for individuals we worked with, how to make enough money in a non-profit organization to help people, and how to engage with individuals who were very different from us. We will also detail some of the challenges that come with working for an organization where sometimes you have to turn people away. Kyra S-B worked at a non-profit legal aid clinic which helps clients understand their rights and advocates for them in small claims court. Tahin worked to provide migrants newly crossing the border and released from Immigration detention centers basic needs such as basic food and toiletries in addition to coordinating travel plans and family reunifications. Kayla worked at an association helping Ukrainian refugees get oriented in Montpellier, France. Louise worked at a legal nonprofit that helps free innocent people serving life in prison in Louisiana.

Panel Moderator: Preston Smith, Professor of Politics


  • Kyra Sanborn-Burch '23
  • Psychology major and Sociology minor
  • Tahin Osborne '23, Africana Studies and Sociology
  • Louise Olivier '23, International Relations and East Asian Studies
  • Kayla Olds '23, French and Politics

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  • Sara Almosawi
  • Amanda Xu
  • Katelyn Anderson
  • Fred Baumgarten

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