Hi I am Abby Amato and I am a senior majoring in International Affairs and Psychology. Growing up near Clarkston, Georgia, which is home to one of the largest refugee communities in the south east has inspired me to want to work with organizations like Casa de Amistad. I interned with Refugee Family Services, who offer family services to refugee women and children in the Atlanta area. My work at RFS inspired me to pursue volunteering at another non-profit in the Athens area, which specializes in immigration. In my spare time I enjoy running, drawing, and hanging out with my friends. I cannot wait to begin making a difference with Casa de Amistad this year!
Anna Marie Smith
Social Work Intern
Hi my name is Anna Marie Smith and I will be serving as a master’s of social work intern for the 2014- 2015 year at Casa de Amistad. I am really looking forward to this year and working with all aspects of the organization. I am originally from Tuscaloosa, Al and attended Presbyterian College where I studied Spanish and Christian Education. When I moved to Athens last year I began working with Casa de Amistad through a school project, then began to volunteer, and now I am excited for my new role as an intern. I began learning Spanish in elementary school and ever since this I have been interested in the Hispanic community and culture. I have continued to study Spanish, travel to Latin America, assisted with ESOL classes, and assisted with Spanish classes. I am looking forward to this year of learning and serving in the Athens community.