My name is Chantel. I am a native of South Africa but I have been living and attending school in the United States for the past 14 years. I am currently a Sociology PhD student at Brown University where my research focuses on migration, urbanization, and development. I am spending several weeks at the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town as a volunteer at the Employment Help Desk assisting clients with writing CVs, applying for work, and teaching digital literacy (basic computer skills). I am learning about the challenges migrants and refugees face in applying for work and how a civil society organization such as the Scalabrini Centre assists clients in meeting their needs. In my free time I enjoy hiking, running, reading, and learning about Cape Town’s craft beer scene.