A Passion for Local and Global Concerns: Interview with Mohamed Alharbi

Mohamed Alharbi, a senior at SUNY New Paltz. Photo: Rozina Zeidan. Both this fall and last, CIANA has hosted interns from the SUNY Global Engagement Program, where college students complete an internship at a global-oriented organization while completing coursework related to international politics. Mohamed Alharbi, our case management intern this fall, participated in the GEP, where he worked directly with clients from his first day and engaged with our many Arabic-speaking clients. Mohamed spoke about his experiences interning at CIANA and the GEP with our last year’s GEP legal intern, our current VISTA Micah Dicker. Micah Dicker: What did you do during your time here at CIANA? Mohamed Alh

Motivated by Creative Thinking: An Interview with Caitlin Smith

From October through December 2019, Caitlin Smith interned at CIANA in our Development department. She helped with our fundraising campaigns and political outreach, and also helped develop connections within the broader community. Caitlin spoke with our VISTA, Micah Dicker, about her time at CIANA. Micah Dicker: How did you decide to intern here at CIANA? Caitlin Smith: Being out of college and thinking about what’s next, I guess I was considering how I want to utilize my education. And my education was a basis on immigration, global connections, and writing. MD: What kinds of things did you do in regards to immigration in college? CS: Not a lot of actual activity was done, but it was a lot

Read-Ins Wrap Up

We would like to thank all those who read at CIANA this fall. As 2019 comes to a close, we look forward to deepening our partnerships in the



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