Angelica manages the Refuge of Hope program, to support Latin American migrants during their transition to life in Australia. This includes managing a small team to deliver the program.
Arriving as an international student in 2011, Angelica witnessed the hardship faced by many students who come to study in Australia. She developed the Refuge of Hope to support greater community connection, access to services and a community of support for newly-arrived students.
Angelica has a background in social work in her home country of Colombia, where she worked with young people going through the judicial system, and on UN funded projects. She brings that knowledge and experience to her work in Australia, providing culturally appropriate engagement, support and connection for Latin Americans in Melbourne.
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