Hi, my name is Laura and I am an intern for the De Doorns Integration Project. I am originally from California, but have recently completed my Masters of Science in Social Psychology in England, focusing on ways to reduce anti-immigrant prejudice. I am very excited to be working on the De Doorns project as I will get the opportunity to work very closely with the people of the community. I am also looking forward to gaining experience working with the community to reduce the xenophobic violence, and learning more about the people involved and how their experiences shape the community. I am hoping that this will be a great opportunity to be involved in things I have so far only researched, and a great way to get involved in a new community. I’m looking forward to my time here in Cape Town and De Doorns and hope to gain much more knowledge about these communities and ways to help reduce tensions.