Andrea Seliga is a senior at Chatham University studying political science. She is originally from Pittsburgh.
She has experience working and doing volunteer work with diverse populations including individuals with refugee and immigrant backgrounds and has spent time living abroad.
She heard about Casa San Jose through her professor who recommended it as a potential internship site given her interest in immigration policy and studies related to the work that the organization does with refugee and immigrant communities. She is interested in working to provide legal assistance and advocate on behalf of immigrant and refugee communities.
Through her studies at Chatham, she has focused much of her work on immigration issues, including integration and improving access to resources. Working with Casa San Jose on the policing project will allow her to apply her interest in research and legal advocacy toward connecting individuals to resources and helping to create more inclusive communities.
She is interested in working with immigrant/refugee communities either in a nonprofit or legal advocacy setting and feels that this opportunity will help her to prepare for a career working with individuals at varying stages of the immigration process.