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OUR INTERNS

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SOFIA GOMEZ

Policy Intern

Sofia was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. With interests in immigration law, she is currently studying Sociology, Film, Television and Theatre and Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Sofia is involved in preparing individuals for the US citizenship exam and is also a leader in the movement to pass legislation to create an Indiana Driving Card.  

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LUKE MONNICH 

Policy Intern

Luke was born and raised in Hingham, Massachusetts and is a student at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. Luke’s passions include migrant artwork and writing and has worked in the past on migration policy in the Boston area.

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PAOLA HERNANDEZ

Root Causes Intern

Paola was born in Chicago, IL and grew up in Madison, WI. She is currently pursuing a degree in politics at Edgewood College. Paola is currently engaged with a number of local organizations in support of the Hispanic community in Madison and also gaining professional experience in the legislative process through her work at the Wisconsin State Capitol. 

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ZACH GOODWIN

Humanitarian Intern

Zach is from Monterey, CA. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in International Humanitarian Action through the NOHA Erasmus program. Zach has been involved in protection, education and advocacy work with vulnerable people on-the-move for three years, including work as a Fulbright scholar with asylum-seekers in Serbia to publish a collection of oral histories

Our Past Interns

Valeria Zendejas

California State University

Social Work Intern, Summer 2023

Lía López

Professional Fellows Program

Visiting Fellow, Fall 2022

 

Jack  Griffiths

University of Notre Dame

Policy Intern, Summer 2022

Jasmine Peña Ramirez

University of Notre Dame

Policy Intern, Summer 2022

Lauryn Pfrommer-Pease

Colorado College

Summer Research Institute 2022

 

Linden Heffelfinger

Colorado College

Summer Research Institute 2022

 

Italia Quintana 

Colorado College

Summer Research Institute 2022

 

Cristal Arguello

University of Connecticut

Administrative Intern, Spring 2022

 

Kathleen Meyer

University of Notre Dame

Policy Intern, Summer 2021

 

Alondra Aca

The City University of New York

NSF Research Assistant, Summer 2019

 

Daniel Avitia

University of Texas El Paso

NSF Research Assistant, Summer 2019

 

Lizbeth Castillo Monterrosa

Cal State University Long Beach

NSF Research Assistant, Summer 2019

 

Kathryn Garcia
Northeastern University
NSF Research Assistant, Summer 2019

Jesús De La Torre 

University of San Francisco 

Root Causes Intern 2022-2023

Rebecca Melendez
New Mexico State University

NSF Research Assistant, Summer 2019

Gabriela Vidal

University of Texas El Paso

Social Work Intern 2018-2019

Zanetta Thomas

University of Texas El Paso

Social Work Intern 2018-2019

Jenn Nicole Ampey

Stanford University

Research & Policy Intern, Summer 2018

 

Nina Dewi Horstmann

Stanford University

Research & Policy Intern, Summer 2018

 

Brian Elizalde

Brown University

NSF Research Assistant, Summer 2018

 

Estrella Loredo

University of Texas El Paso

NSF Research Assistant, Summer 2018

 

Sara French

University of Dayton

Research/Advocacy Intern, Summer 2018

 

Christian Carrara

Columbus School of Law - Catholic University of America 

Pro Bono Collaboration, 2017 

 

Laura de la Torre

Columbus School of Law - Catholic University of America 

Pro Bono Collaboration, 2017 

 

Elizabeth Herdmann

University of Dayton

Summer Research Institute 2017 

 

Calla Couch

University of Dayton

Summer Research Institute 2017

The HOPE Experience

“My work with HOPE brought me back to reality, back to a place where I could connect with the issues we so commonly ignore. You can read all you want about people’s experiences at the border, but it is an entirely other level of understanding being able to talk to them face to face, give them a hot meal and a clean set of clothes, and most of all, appreciate the immense amount of love, gratitude, and patience that persists.”

- Lauryn Pfrommer-Pease, Summer Research Institute 2022

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