"In my senior thesis I am investigating secondary traumatic stress among faith responders (pastors, volunteers) who worked with people affected by worksite immigration raids and how the experiences of faith responders may differ from other responders (e.g., legal responders, advocates, etc.).

This fall I was able to work on my literature review, outline my analysis plan, and write four pages of my thesis. In the upcoming term I look forward to reading through the subset of interviews from faith responders and examining my overall set of data for new and emerging themes. I am so grateful to be working with Dr. William Lopez and Dr. Lorraine Gutierrez.”