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Dominique has focused on forced migration issues since she was an undergraduate student at the University of Richmond. She has experience in resettlement services; has partnered with the International Rescue Committee, Church World Services, and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigration; and is a certified immigration law specialist. She currently focuses on highlighting alumni experiences in the migration field and is pursuing her Master of Science in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at DePaul.
Madalynne Kowalik is a second-year student at DePaul University College of Law. Prior to law school, Madalynne graduated from Grand Valley State University with a BA in Political Science with a double minor in Human Rights and Middle Eastern Studies. Her studies focused on human rights, civil liberties, and foreign relations. Madalynne enjoys participating in service projects in the community. She is currently working with DePaul's Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic, being an advocate of immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers and collaborating with immigrant-serving nonprofits in Chicago. Madalynne has worked hard, professionally and personally, to be an advocate for underserved and vulnerable populations. She is passionate about working within communities to ensure social justice and equity for everyone.
Andrew Camilleri (Graduate Student, Community Psychology Program) is from the Mediterranean island of Malta, where he worked with asylum seekers in refugee status hearings. He later formed part of the first cohort of teachers to work on a curriculum for an integration initiative for the government of Malta. Following up on his work and activism in Malta, Andrew is currently working within Dn Dr Joseph Ferrari’s lab looking into sense of home and sense of belonging in migrants.
Safa Asad is a first-generation immigrant born and raised on the northside of Chicago. Safa’s immigrant and socioeconomic background influenced her decision to pursue graduate studies in Community Psychology to help her understanding of the systemic barriers faced by ethnic minorities and refugees. Her current research focuses on disparities in access to education/educational opportunities experienced by immigrants and ethnic minorities, enhancing educational systems, mentoring, and school-based interventions.
Wendy de los Reyes Moore (Graduate Student, Community Psychology Program) was born in Havana, Cuba and grew up in Miami, Florida after migrating to the U.S. at age 6. Wendy has worked on a number of research projects surrounding the immigrant and refugee experience, from issues surrounding the employment and health of adults to youth development. While in Chicago, she has collaborated with the Rohingya Culture Center, RefugeeOne, the Coalition of Immigrant Mental Health, and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. Currently, she is leading a research project on the sociopolitical development of first- and second-generation immigrant youth.
Yesenia Garcia Murillo (Doctoral Student, Community Psychology Program) was born in Guanajuato, Mexico before migrating to the U.S. at the age of 3 and settling in the South suburbs of Chicago with her family. Yesenia is pursuing her PhD in community psychology with a research focus on the experiences of undocumented/immigrant students and the role of mentoring and ethnic-racial identity
Tanisi Chand is an international student from Nepal majoring in Information Systems (B.S) at DePaul University. She is passionate about photography and creating innovative human-centered design solutions backed up by data. Apart from designing, She is equally passionate about gender equality, especially in Nepal.