My name is Hannah Singerline. I am a 22-year-old recent graduate of John Carroll University, just outside of Cleveland, Ohio, with a degree in cell and molecular biology. JCU is a Jesuit institution that has instilled in me the love for service learning over the past four years through participation in weekly service, international immersion trips and education on social injustices in the classroom.
My desire to serve specifically in the borderlands began with my most recent immersion trip to El Salvador and the U.S.-Mexico border. Through this experience I learned about the conditions that pushed individuals out of their home countries, and saw the way they were (for lack of a better term) welcomed upon arriving to our country. In the 10 days of that trip, I learned far more from the many first-hand accounts that were shared with me than I have through the media.