"The diversity of voices and life experiences of faculty in the department has greatly enhanced my learning"
– Emma Eytan , Class of 2017

I am a Sociology and Anthropology major because I am interested in furthering my knowledge of people, traditions, and cultures all over the world.  I came to Pace not only because of its unbeatable location in New York City, but also the variety of opportunities to learn outside of the classroom, and the commitment of Dyson College of Arts and Sciences to social activism and cultural inclusion. The diversity of voices and life experiences of faculty in the department has greatly enhanced my learning. For example, Assistant Professor Pajo’s course on "Global Cultures and Local Identities" helped me as an Unaccompanied Minor Casework Intern at  the International Rescue Committee, where I work with immigrant children in their initial arrival to the US and beginning stages at immigration court. I previously served as an Education and Advocacy Intern at the Boaz Organization for Youth, which opened my eyes to the dire needs of this vulnerable population. I also studied abroad at the University of Capetown in South Africa, which included volunteering and conducting research at a local high school. After graduation, I hope to pursue a Master’s in Social Work and serve as a caseworker for immigrants and refugees. I would also love to do research in countries from which migrants are fleeing, in order to explore ways to empower them.

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