Brittany Triggs, 24, began her year of service at LAF in August of 2014. With a degree in International Studies and Spanish (University of Evansville), Brittany was the perfect fit for the position of VISTA Outreach Coordinator in the Immigrants and Workers’ Rights practice group at LAF. She has always had a passion for service oriented work and before coming to LAF she taught children at a bilingual school in Honduras. In her spare time, Brittany likes to dance and read, she also has a bit of a travel bug.
Being a part of the immigration project gives her the opportunity to continue connecting with people all over the world while learning about immigration law. Her wide range of tasks includes helping clients receive education access, providing financial aid guidance for students without green cards, working with counselors, making presentations, conducting job readiness training, and connecting individuals with the resources they need to succeed. While at LAF Brittany would like to continue to develop her professional network and take advantage of living in the wonderful city of Chicago. In the future Brittany would like to continue studying immigrant communities and one day pursue a Masters degree that allows her to use these experiences as research.
One of the most gratifying things for Brittany is seeing her hard work come to life when an individual receives their green card and a world of possibilities open up for them. Keep up the great work, Brittany!