TYO is pleased to introduce the Fall 2014 International Interns! They come from diverse backgrounds – all the way from Washington and Colorado in the United States. Read all about them!
Jade grew up in Washington State. After finishing high school, she moved to Seattle to work full time as an AmeriCorps literacy tutor with a prominent immigrant and refugee community. Her work with AmeriCorps inspired her to study Linguistics and Human Rights at the University of Washington. While at the UW she’s been involved in social justice pursuits and college readiness mentorship, leading a university seminar on anti-racist activism and mentorship. Additionally, she had the chance to study abroad on a human rights program in Morocco, where she also conducted an independent research project related to language and identity of the Amazigh/Berber people. While at TYO, Jade will be teaching ESL for the Core Morning Program, afterschool classes for youth, and will be facilitating leadership and professional competency classes at An-Najah National University.
Claire is from the Chicago area but has called Colorado her home for the past five years or so. She graduated from Carleton College (MN) in 2013 where she studied International Relations and French. She taught English in Marseille, France in three primary schools that were in primarily immigrant communities. During college, she also studied post-genocide restoration and peacebuilding in Rwanda for a semester, and she had the opportunity to conduct a short independent research project on refugee reintegration. While at TYO, Claire will be teaching ESL for the Core Morning Program, afterschool classes for youth, and will be facilitating leadership and professional competency classes at An-Najah National University.