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4-28-2020

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My independent research project, completed in the fall of my senior year, was the final module of the Spanish Service Learning Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Growing up in San Diego, California I learned to speak Spanish and was able to converse with many of my immigrant classmates about their experiences living life as an immigrant in the United States. Throughout high school and my time in university I spent countless hours working with the immigrant populations in San Diego and Knoxville, by teaching English, translating for lawyers during deportation crises, assisting with tax records, assessing available medical care for undocumented immigrants, and more. My 10 page research paper discusses the similarities that our immigrant population and our disabled population are faced with daily; in the education system, the social networking system, governmental stigmas, and more. My younger brother is autistic, which led me to working and volunteering for disability inclusion in various cities. The combination of my experience in working with immigrant and differently abled communities brought me to create my final research paper in comparing what challenges these two groups face and how they combat these difficulties on a daily basis.

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Apr 28th, 12:00 AM

On the Outside Looking In: How our Differently Abled and Immigrant Communities Face the Trials and Tribulations of American Society

My independent research project, completed in the fall of my senior year, was the final module of the Spanish Service Learning Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Growing up in San Diego, California I learned to speak Spanish and was able to converse with many of my immigrant classmates about their experiences living life as an immigrant in the United States. Throughout high school and my time in university I spent countless hours working with the immigrant populations in San Diego and Knoxville, by teaching English, translating for lawyers during deportation crises, assisting with tax records, assessing available medical care for undocumented immigrants, and more. My 10 page research paper discusses the similarities that our immigrant population and our disabled population are faced with daily; in the education system, the social networking system, governmental stigmas, and more. My younger brother is autistic, which led me to working and volunteering for disability inclusion in various cities. The combination of my experience in working with immigrant and differently abled communities brought me to create my final research paper in comparing what challenges these two groups face and how they combat these difficulties on a daily basis.