Hi, my name is Kiara. I’m from the state of Michigan in the United States, where I am studying Sociology at Michigan State University. I am here at the Scalabrini Centre as an ‘All-Rounder’ intern, where I plan to gain insight into the various programs the centre has to offer. Majoring in Sociology has increased my concern with different societal issues. Studying abroad in Cape Town has provided an opportunity to gain insight into numerous issues dealing with asylum seekers, refugees and xenophobic violence. Being able to intern here at Scalabrini has been a wonderful experience. It’s very fulfilling to be able to directly help individuals and witness their success.