2008 Alumni


2008 Into the Fields Intern, SC Legal Services, Charleston, SC
Update from June 2013

I was an Into the Fields Intern at South Carolina Legal Services in 2008. In 2009, I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a Bachelors degree in Spanish and International Studies (Latin American concentration).  After graduating, I worked 3 seasons as a Family Services Coordinator at East Coast Migrant Head Start.  At ECMHSP I worked with migrant families who had children in the 6 weeks old - Pre-K age range. In October 2012, I began working as a Migrant Recruiter/District Interpreter and Translator at Pender County Schools (my home county school system). 

SAF’s Into the Fields Internship was a wonderful opportunity for me. In addition to giving me direction in my career goals and helping me gain professional experience, SAF helped foster a passion for social justice that led me to continue to work with migrant farmworking families.


2008 Into the Fields Intern, Henderson County Migrant Education, Hendersonville, NC
Update from June 2013

I was in the BEST SAF class--the class of 2008--where I was placed with the Henderson County Migrant Education Program. Following my summer with SAF I went on to AmeriCorps Project ACCESS, working with immigrant and refugee folks at a community center in Asheville, NC. I then continued as an AmeriCorps VISTA at another local community center, called Nuestro Centro, and have stayed involved as a volunteer ever since. I currently work as the Migrant Recruiter & Family Assistant at the Migrant Education Program of Buncombe County Schools, working with migrant farmworker children and youth ages 3-21. SAF expanded and deepened what social justice meant to me at the perfect time in my life. I am eternally grateful for the personal impact, connections, and lessons that came out of my SAF experience.