I HAD to Be a Part of This!

Today marks my one year anniversary with Define American!  

On April 17, 2014, I watched Documented for the first time.  Half-way through the film, I looked over at my boyfriend full of tears and I said, "I have to be a part of this".  A month and a half later, I was hired as the Director of Development for Define American.  

I could have never imagined how much my life would change in just one year.  My role has changed, I live in a new city across the country and every day I thank God for the opportunity to live out my dream. 

The road ahead of me is a tough one.  We have a long way to go before ALL Americans recognize immigration as a humans rights issue.  We have a long way to go before ALL immigrants take back their dignity.  We have a long way to go before we are recognized as Americans, even before a pieces of paper say that we are.  My heart has been broken over and over again in the past year, and at the same time my heart is continually renewed with hope.  

I could not ask for smarter, stronger, kinder people, than the people at Define American, who every day give everything to make the road smoother.