Tuesday, June 26, 2012

DUKIES settle in Iskashitaa! Let the journey begin!!

Greetings everyone!
We have two new interns that have joined Iskashitaa staff and they are from Duke University. They will be with us for the next two months (they actually began working since the first week of June) and will update their stories, providing you with all the  ins-and-outs of Iskashitaa.

They both LOVE harvesting and cooking! 
SO, here they are!

     Cheska (Francheska) is from Long Island, New York but she was born in South Korea and have lived in New Zealand prior to coming to the United States.She is a rising junior at Duke University studying Political Science and International Relations. Her diverse cultural background has helped her appreciate and find interest in foreign policy. Before coming to Iskashitaa, she spent two months in Costa Rica, volunteering at a non-profit organization called Abriendo Mentes. She taught English to the village children and immersed herself in a beautiful beach town called Playa Potrero. For the past month, she has been updating our facebook, and recreating our blog. She wants to work with Iskashitaa to raise international refugee awareness and in the future wishes to be an ambassador to bring many international issues to the government's and public’s attention.

Garlic harvest with the dukies!
     Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Danielle Kubicki has lived for the past 13 years in Virginia Beach, VA. She is a rising sophomore at Duke University, where she studies biology and international relations. Danielle traveled to Tucson this summer as a volunteer with DukeEngage, an 8-week program that sends students to locations throughout the world to explore issues and contribute to community change. She is currently based at BorderLinks, where she studies migration across the US-Mexico border. She is also interning at Pan Left Productions, a collective of media artists and activists, and of course at Iskashitaa! As Iskashitaa’s new Media Intern, Danielle is thrilled to be learning about migration on a global scale and to be engaging with such a welcoming community

And here is a sneak-peak into what the interns do during their free time...
Amidst piles and piles of tomatoes...
Our interns find...


!!!! Inseparable tomato(es)?!?

So, the interns took a cheesy picture and worked their day happily after

Wait, it(they) is/are like us! Iskashitaa (Intern) LOVE!!

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