OUR INTERNS

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JESÚS DE LA TORRE

Root Causes Intern

Originally from Spain, Jesús is pursuing a Master's in Migration Studies at the University of San Francisco under a Fulbright scholarship. He holds a Bachelor's in International Relations (studied in Spain and Brazil) and a Master's in European Union. He has experience in research and advocacy for migrant rights, as well as in Central American affairs.

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JACK GRIFFITHS

Policy Intern

Jack Griffiths is a rising senior at Notre Dame from Dallas with a major in English and a supplementary major in Global Affairs. After learning about migration policy issues in his senior year of high school debate, he felt compelled to join HOPE as a policy intern with the goal of learning how to make tangible, positive impacts in the lives of migrants.

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JASMINE PEÑA RAMIREZ

Policy Intern 

Jasmine Peña Ramirez is a rising sophomore majoring in Political Science and Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, originally from Cambria, California. At Notre Dame, she is a part of the Latino Studies Scholar Program that prepares transformative leaders with an interest in Latino Studies and a commitment to the future of Latino communities. Jasmine also has experience researching how undocumented residents’ children’s educational journey would benefit if their parents had a driving record card to authorize them to drive in the state of Indiana.

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Our Past Interns

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

 

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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