The Emergency Action Network is proud to announce the commencement of our internship program and introduce our 2020 interns! We are so excited to have them.
Hello! My name is Marie Nzeyimana, but I go by Mary. I am originally from Burundi and now call Tucson, Arizona home. I am a rising junior at Bowdoin College studying biochemistry with a strong interest in the black maternal mortality health crisis in the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa. As a refugee from Burundi, I strongly relate to the experience of the asylum seeker families and the process of adjusting to a new way of life in a foreign country. I am super excited to be working with TEAN this summer, and look forward to collaborating with the high school-age asylum seekers to plan and prepare for their future educational and career goals. I am honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to the great work TEAN is doing in Brunswick.
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Hello! My name is Lianna Harrington and I’m from the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts. I’m a rising senior at Bowdoin studying Psychology and English and am currently pursuing an English honors project focused on solutions-based global climate fiction. My interest in TEAN stems from hearing stories about the difficult process my mother, a first-generation Filipina immigrant, went through to obtain U.S. citizenship. I’m extremely excited to work with TEAN, and am particularly looking forward to completing training with the Maine Center for Grieving Children and engaging with the local asylum seeker families. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with TEAN this summer, and hope to continue to do so during my final year at Bowdoin.