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Refugees of Denison

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Date 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time 
7:00 PM
Room Information 
Denison University Library Atrium

Hear their stories! Denison students & alums share their stories of survival and the challenges they overcame rebuilding their lives in the United States.

Erin Worden, ’17 (Moderator)
An International Studies and English Literature major, Erin is passionate about understanding and supporting refugees. She has served as an emergency volunteer in Athens, Greece. Currently, Erin directs a refugee resettlement project at Denison and co-leads Refugee Awareness Week.

Tayma Bislim, ‘13
Tayma (Bosnia and Herzegovina) graduated from Denison in 2013 with a double major in International Studies and Religion. She received her MA in Conflict Resolution. Currently, she works as a case manager for Holocaust survivors in Cleveland.

Hibak Hussein, ‘20
Hibak is originally from Somalia but grew up in Uganda; She is a Biochemistry major and is currently working in the chemistry department. She hopes to be a neurologist.

Madina Khudaynazar, ‘19
Madina (Afghanistan) is a sophomore majoring in International Studies with a Communication minor.

Vehida Spiodic, ‘08
Vehida (Bosnia and Herzegovina) came to the United States as a political asylum refugee at 14 years old. She graduated from Denison with a double major in Economics and International Studies and a minor in Spanish. Currently, she works for Chubb, a commercial insurance carrier, in Underwriting.

Posted Date 
Thursday, March 9, 2017