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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Catt Phan, Intern

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Catt Phan, Intern

Catt Phan, a Walter H. Capps intern, sees herself as an advocate for advancing understanding among multi-lingual communities. “There is a misconception that we have to speak on behalf of the ‘voiceless’ or those that can’t speak English, but that’s not necessarily true,” Phan said. “Marginalized communities have their own voice. What we need to do is pass along the mic to them so they feel like they have the ability to change their own lives.”

Through her work at Just Communities in Santa Barbara she has helped educate and inform immigrants as to which resources are available for them to gain a more equal playing field in their new country.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Zenzile Riddick, Walter H. Capps Intern

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Zenzile Riddick, Walter H. Capps Intern

Zenzile Riddick is a UCSB Sociology and Black Studies Double Major with a Minor in History. Hear her talk about her experience as an intern for the Walter H. Capps Center's Sara Miller McCune Endowed Internship and Public Service Program in this Student Spotlight video.