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    Leilani Herrera
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    Hello all,

    My name is Leilani Herrera. I’m an humanitarian worker. I work for an NGO named “Programa Casa Refugiados” which provides humanitarian assistance to asylum seekers and refugees in Mexico City. I am part of the Integration and Protection team. Before the pandemic, I used to visit refugees at their homes in order to interview them and help them in their local integration process. Nowadays, due to the sanitary contingency, I provide assistance through phone. I studied International Relations at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

    I’m looking foward to meet you all!

    #9653
    VInfante
    Participant

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Vittorio Infante; I’m a human rights policy and advocacy specialist based in the United Kingdom and originally from Italy. I have worked for several global NGOs in the field of human rights for the past fifteen years, focusing on the rights of refugees and migrants, human rights defenders, and business and human rights. I have field experience across several countries Central America and Eastern Africa, where in collaboration with local and national human rights groups I have contributed to influencing policy and practices by national government and multilateral institutions, including UN agencies.

    For the past three years I have been working in humanitarian aid and emergency response: protecting the rights of people on the move is an area that I’m passionate about and I’d like to update my knowledge as international protection regimes are being challenged across the globe.
    I look forward to meeting you all and having fruitful conversations.
    Best wishes,

    Vittorio

    #9654
    shpmorley
    Participant

    Hi all,

    My name is S. Priya Morley and I’m a human rights lawyer from Canada. I’m currently an Arthur Helton Global Human Rights Fellow at NYU School of Law, where I completed an LLM in International Legal Studies in 2019. For the past year, I have been supervising research on the experience of Black African and Caribbean migrant women in Mexico, including the intersectional and anti-Black racism they experience, with the Institute for Women in Migration in Mexico City and partner organizations in the US. Previously, I worked for a project of NYU’s Global Justice Clinic and Bernstein Institute for Human Rights on legal empowerment in the US immigration context. Otherwise, my studies and work have focused on gender, human rights, and transitional justice.

    I’m looking forward to meeting you all!
    Priya

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    #9664
    ChrisgTr
    Participant

    Hello!

    My name is Christopher Thomas Gonzalez, I am a political scientist and International Relations scholar. I work in the Iternational Organization for Migrations bringing aid for international migrants and monitoring development and integration programs in Colombia.
    Recently, I have been studying about refugee law, human rights, and migrant law in different Latin American countries.

    Due to the current migration situation in Latin America, where migrants and refugees are encountering great barriers to integration and access to basic rights, I enrolled in this course and I hope it will help me to apply new differential approaches based on protection in my daily work.

    Best Wishes,
    Christopher G.

    #9671

    Hello everyone,

    My name is Andrea Grønningsæter, and I am a PhD candidate at the faculty of law at the University of Bergen in Norway. My research focuses on the right to international protection on the basis of sexual orientation. Specifically, I look at how notions concerning sexual minorities and gender minorities’ capacity to avoid persecution in their countries of origin by hiding their sexuality or gender identity (continues to) influence refugee status determination.

    I look forward to participating in this course with you and to exchange experiences and knowledge from our different countries!

    Best,
    Andrea

    #9680
    Diana Palmerin
    Participant

    Hello everyone,

    My name is Diana Palmerin and I am from Mexico, currently living in Ottawa, Canada. I studied a Ph.D. in Sociology at FLACSO Mexico (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales) and my research was on gender and migration. For the past 10 years, I have been working with immigrant-serving organizations. I’m thrilled to be part of this cohort and I am looking forward to getting to know you all.

    #9687
    Paladia
    Participant

    Hi all!

    My name is Paladia Ziss, I am a PhD student at the University of Birmingham, UK, in Sociology of Forced Migration. I am looking at the relationship between crises and refugee-host relations in Germany and Turkey. Having worked in refugee integration from a more development perspective for a while, I am interested in getting a better understanding of the legal aspects of various forms of international migration.

    Looking forward to meeting you all soon!

    Best,
    Paladia

    #9697
    flozada
    Participant

    Hello all:

    My name is Francisco Lozada Jr. and I am a professor of New Testament studies (contemporary interpretation) and Latinx studies at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, TX. I am also the director of the Borderlands Institute at Brite.

    I have been interested in the topic of migration for several years and understanding the factors that lead people to move, what their journey is like, and how they are received in “countries.” I also have a strong interest in the ethics of how people on the move are treated in the receiving places. I intersect these themes with the study of interpretation.

    Over the last several years I have taken students to the U.S.-Mexico border to understand the many issues confronting migrants of all sorts and the issues surrounding human rights.

    Looking forward….

    #9700
    Lincallejas
    Participant

    Hello everyone,

    My name is Lina Callejas from Chile, i am a Human Rights Lawyer. Currently i am techar in the Legal Clinic for Refugees and Migrants at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

    i’m so excited to start the course, and i’m looking forward to meeting you all!

    Best,

    Lina

    #9705
    echem520
    Participant

    Hello everyone,

    My name is Marcos Echeverria Ortiz, I’m a journalist-documentarian from Ecuador enrolled in the Media Studies MA program at the New School. Most of my research and production interests gravitate around human rights, cultural studies, cultural memory, music and new media.

    Looking forward to start this new course!

    #9706
    FrancescaTom
    Participant

    Hello everyone!
    My name is Francesca Tomasso, MA in International Relations from the University of Turin, in Italy. In the past years I worked along the Central and Eastern Mediterranean Route (Tunisia, Libya, Greece and Italy) on advocacy and protection for migrants, asylum seekers and refugees; I am currently working in the RSD procedure in Malta.
    Really looking forward to starting this course and learning from you all!

    Best,
    Francesca

    #9709
    mohaza
    Participant

    Hello, comrades? It is a great honor for me to introduce myself to this breathtaking platform. My Name is Mohamed Omar Abdikadir from Kenya. I graduated from Cambridge International college in Uk, Jersy with a Dip in Business Management and Administration, also from Geneva University with an attestation award of Human Pathology and Anatomy and physiology am also graduating from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology with a Bachelor Degree of Commerce Majoring Accounts. I am now working With Humanitarian Aid Organization Sustainable Livelihoods Relief Organization working in Somalia, USA, and Kenya as one of the founders and as a program associate to mitigate crises and build resilience to the most vulnerable and destitute among the communities.

    Regards, Mohamed Omar Abdikdir.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by mohaza.
    #9715
    Kerli Solari
    Participant

    Hello everyone,

    My name is Kerli Solari and I am from Lima, Peru. I just finished my last semester of Law School and I am currently working on my thesis, which is related to LGBTI regugees in Peru. I am also a teaching assistant at the Clinic of Rights of Migrants and Refugees at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru.

    Looking forward to meeting you all!

    #9718
    littlecristiana
    Participant

    Hello everyone!

    My name is Cristiana and I am a recent MA grad from American University School of International Service. I received my degree in International Development with a concentration on Migration & Refugee Studies. I work for a research center in Washington, D.C. studying migration and country conditions in Latin America. In my position, I work with law firms to research, prepare, and write expert testimony on country conditions to aide their asylum cases. Looking forward to participating in this course and learning more!

    #9721
    laurenrutherglen
    Participant

    Hi everyone!

    My name is Lauren Rutherglen and I’m located in Vancouver, Canada. I’m currently a grad student at Ryerson University in Toronto studying Immigration & Settlement. I’m defending my thesis today on underrepresentation of racialized minorities on city council (fingers crossed I pass!). Outside of school I am currently a Youth Advocate for the UNHCR where I am focusing on media depiction of refugees in Canada.

    I’m hoping to pursue law or start within the political sector in the next few years. I’m excited for this course and would love to connect with many of you on LinkedIn.

    Cheers!

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