Student Director of Post-Graduate Fellowships
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Brian McGahie '15
Major: Biology Modified
Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights
The mission of the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights (BCRHHR) is to provide holistic healthcare to refugees, torture survivors, and asylum seekers that live in the Boston area. The organization works to provide information to patients as to how to navigate the healthcare system in the US and specifically at the Boston Medical Center. BCRHHR also provides means of orientation, career development, and English learning programs to help patients assimilate into life in the US. Brian will be working as a Patient Navigator, responsible for helping clients with the medical aspects of BCRHHR's work, reminding patients of the appointments they have, helping them get orientated at the appointments, instructing them on how to fill out necessary paperwork, and also contributing ideas as to what new programs can be implemented to increase the patients' access to healthcare. At Dartmouth, Brian is a Connections Co-coordinator at the Dartmouth Outing Club First-Year Trips Program and is a Mentor for the Big Brother Big Sister program.
Aminata Traore '15
Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project
The Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR) is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing pro bono immigration representative services to individuals seeking asylum and to individuals who are being unjustly held in detention centers in Massachusetts. It aims to ensure the safety and freedom of clients who have left their home countries due to persecution. The NGO serves women under abusive conditions, torture victims, people targeted in their home countries due to their political activities, gay individuals who were abused due to their sexual orientation, religious minorities, and those fleeing civil wars. Aminata will assist the Pro Bono Detention Manager with the "Know Your Rights" presentations at detention centers by using her French skills to help the PAIR staff advise the detainees and by providing the detainees with self-help manuals. She will also work as an interpreter during meetings with asylum seekers from francophone nations. At Dartmouth, Aminata works as an Undergraduate Advisor and also serves as a research Assistant at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Last Updated: 1/3/14