Amy Belfer

Is a senior at Elon University majoring in Human Service Studies with minors in Poverty and Social Justice, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Theater Arts. She believes in using an asset-based lens when working with communities and is passionate about fighting for human rights and helping people. Amy spent a semester in Ecuador studying Spanish and interning with organizations that work with people with intellectual disabilities. She’s passionate about advocating for immigrants and has done so through interning for the International Rescue Committee, volunteering with a humanitarian aid organization along the U.S.-Mexico border, serving as Director of Human Rights for Elon Volunteers, working for a theater company that advocates for immigrants rights, and co-founding Immigrant Realities. Immigrant Realities is an organization at Elon that works to empower immigrants, educate the community about immigration, advocate for immigrants rights, and eliminate the stigmas surrounding immigration. At Elon, Amy served as an Executive Director of Elon Volunteers, where she oversaw 140 student leaders and over 30 community partnerships. Amy has also worked with children at a sleepaway camp. In the future, Amy hopes to continue her work with immigrants and refugees by becoming an immigration lawyer.


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Yspaniola (Esperanza)