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Jocelyn Ransome
Public Policy | DSL Team

With seven years of professional experience in the field of remote…

…executive administration, I have accrued a consistent history of supporting corporate level executives, both professionally and voluntarily. and developed a high regard and interest in corporate law. My adventures in studying law in personal study, and my fascination with business, have driven my interest in working with deborahSpotlight community organization.

Elli Bezotte
position | DSL Team

I have joined the deborahSpotlight team because I believe advocacy toward…

…political progress is necessary to preserve both basic humans rights as well as basic human empathy. I really appreciate that deborahSpotlight works to highlight marginalized voices that are burdened by both the institutional and social structures in our country. The political status quo of our country is toxic to its constituents. We can continue to let poison dribble into our laws and structures, or we can actively make the choice to work against that very destruction.

Caren Chopra
Writer | DSL Team

I chose to volunteer for DSL because I want to give a voice to issues that are…

not as apparent in the mainstream media. DSL builds a community that elevates young voices, such as myself, to speak on issues that range from local communities to global matters. I plan on using this platform to share content that draws in readers and makes them question their own role in their communities, wherever that may be. I am currently pursuing a degree at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. As a student studying Political Science and Criminal Justice, the opportunity to use the platform of DSL through my writing allows me to reach out to readers and, hopefully, make a difference. Being an immigrant myself is what first pushed me towards my passion for wanting to be a voice for underrepresented communities and pushing for change; DSL does exactly that by aiming to fight for economic and social justice.

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Linda Sosa
Admin. Assistant | DSL Team

Jodie Masteller
Writer | DSL Team

My name is Jodie Masteller and I am a journalist. I love to ask questions and…

find the answers, and journalism gives me that outlet. My fingers are more eloquent than the words that come out of my mouth, so writing is my outlet.

Jacqueline Laferriere
Writer | DSL Team

I chose to intern for deborahSpotlight because I believe in the power of…

writing for social and political change and I am excited to work with others who value similar issues and causes that I do. I hope to gain experience in this field and learn more about myself and my voice as a writer through this process.

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Elli Khalid
Writer | DSL Team

Eman Khalid is a writer, journalist, researcher, and blogger. Her writings…

mostly focus on women’s rights and the rights of minority communities. Her works have been published across numerous educational and literary platforms. Eman chose to volunteer with DSL because it is a kind of platform that gave her the chance to express her political views, and ideas freely without being judged or criticized. Eman aspires to positively impact the lives of a thousand individuals through the art of journalism and communication. And she believes that DSL gave her the platform to do so! What the world needs right now the most amidst the ongoing pandemic and the heinous violence is positivity. And DSL aspires to spread that positivity in the community – that is what intrigued Eman to volunteer with DSL in the first place! Eman Khalid is an English Language and Literature student with a profound passion for learning. When she is not writing, you will find her reading history books, listening to songs, stargazing, taking long walks at the beach, and capturing the beauty of nature through her camera lens.

Toan Nguyen
Graphic Design | DSL Team

My name is Toan Nguyen I am an artist of many different flavors and talents…

I chose to intern for deborahSpotlight because I wanted my art to speak to Social Justice issues like racial equality, gender equality and homelessness. As a Mixed American, I have seen that this nation needs a social and political shift to become more inclusive of those around us. I hope to gain experience in the field of design and look forward to working with a team that shares my beliefs for the future.

Arin Mitchell
Policy Writer | DSL Team

I decided to volunteer for DeborahSpotlight because I believe…

that education is essential for promoting justice. DSL’s commitment to providing awareness of social and economic injustice is closely aligned with my personal interests. Grassroots programs focusing on community engagement and empowerment like DSL are vital for progress, and I am eager to assist this project in any way that I can.

 

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April Emerich
Administrator | DSL Team

Emma Franke
Writer | DSL Team

Jordan Allen
Writer | DSL Team

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Christeen P. Flavien
Web Designer | DSL Team

Nathan Crackerian
Writer | DSL Team

I am very interested in helping to organize communities for the sake of…

helping people understand their area better and allow them the opportunity to take advantage of it to the greatest extent. In my experience, I have missed out on a lot of events because I simply wasn’t aware of their existence. I think it is vital that people get to know their community and work together on various projects to meet community goals. I hope that through focused blogging and journalizing, I can bring light to local problems.

Courtney
Event CORRD. | DSL TEAM

I became interested in volunteering/interning for Deborah’s…

…Spotlight because I am passionate about ending violence against women and this seemed like a great opportunity to channel that passion. I like that this organization focuses on empowerment by creating an environment where everyone thrives and giving a voice to those would not have had the opportunity in any other space. I also love coordinating events and I am looking forward to helping organize future events that support the mission of Deborah’s Spotlight. Overall, I am excited to bring 10 years of practical and research experience in domestic and sexual violence to Deborah’s Spotlight.

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Hannah Lang
Graphic Design | DSL Team

Mayeso Mazengera
FundRaiser | DSL Team

A person at a time. I live in China and appreciate virtually working…

with deborahSpotlight. We celebrate men and women all around the world whose courage was able to inspire entire generations and bring social change. We remember these brave souls as people who lead movements, we hail them modern day heroes. What we are really lauding is groups of people who cared about others as much as they did themselves. The boldness of love for others that required work. The type of devotion to community that made it impossible for them to ignore the underrepresented and underserved. They were simple men and women who cared enough to simply do something. They were supported by people who felt the same and were able to organize and come together to fight the good fight. Change is never brought on by a single person but a collection of people who come together to do what they can with what they have. DSL is a community of people that tries to bring change where they can in small but certainly not inconsequential ways. It is a culture of people that seek to encourage and equip members in the community who are often left out. It is not a huge call to bring about extreme changes, but believes in investment in people. One changed man, is a changed world for they are part of it. DSL believes in bringing change one person at a time.  DSL seeks to provide help in housing education, financial wellness as well as job training for the underemployed, unemployed and formerly incarcerated. DSL is an open invitation to those who do want to make a difference with what they have and opens its arms to all members of the society to find a place to be involved as we make the world more of a home for all of us. DSL is where we all have a place in the great tapestry of life.

Cynthia Martinez
Graphic design | DSL Team

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Ningxin Yang
Writer | DSL Team

Hi, my name is Ningxin Yang and I am a sophomore studying International…

Studies and Applied Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University. Born and raised up in China for the first 17 years of my life, I have witnessed so many times that people keep fighting hard for what has been taken granted here in the United States. Events taking place around me have always provoked me to think a lot, adding in my past experience of growing up in a totally different world and traveling in over 20 countries. I want to share my thoughts on what is going on in my community as well as in the world and DeborahSpotlight provides me with the best platform to do so. I truly resonate with the goal of “creating a community where the unfamed sheroes/heroes voices are heard”. And I firmly believe that through actively seeking for the exchange and debates of ideas, we can better understand what is going on around us as well as ourselves.

Raina Sciocchetti
Writer | DSL Team

I volunteer because I care. I hold the well being of this planet and the…

people here in high regard. As a current student at Unity College, America’s Environmental College, I view meaningful work as of the utmost priority. George Bernard Shaw once famously said, “Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself.” It is my intention to create myself while also being engaged with the real world, conscious of the injustices in this reality, and committed to working towards a better future. Ultimately, I aspire to use my passion for creation and for the arts to be a positive contribution to this world, so I am here, writing for this worthy cause.

Cassandra Zuria
Web Designer | DSL Team

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Nichole Chandler
Videographer | DSL Team

Eric’s car sputters, he manages to pull over before it dies. He tries the…

ignition. Nothing. Frustrated, he hits the wheel and runs his hand through his hair. He pops open the glove compartment and freezes. A small bag of white powder sits there, inviting him in. Eric leans back, staring at the bag. He runs his fingers through his hair again and looks back. His guitar case sits in the back seat. He grabs it and exits the car. He makes it two feet before turning back, opens the passenger’s door and grabbing the bag as well. He pockets it and sets off down the street. A musical note RINGS out making Eric pause. He looks back toward the car and over a steep hill leading into the woods. The musical note RINGS out again follow by a little girl’s LAUGH

Daniel Hyland
Administrator | DSL Team

From a young age, the inequalities in life have been readily apparent to me…

 Almost as soon as I recognized them, I wanted to do my part in helping correct them. Community First is the next step in this goal of mine. I want to do my part to help individuals in need wherever they may be. In volunteering my time to better the lives of other, I can help relieve the burden that others may struggle under and ultimately do my part in brightening the future of this country.

Madison Vranish
Writer | DSL Team

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Estelle Faulkner
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Adrianna Garcia
Event COoRD. | DSL Team

Cynthia Martinez
Graphic design | DSL Team

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Brooke Jackson
Adminstrator | DSL Team

From a young age, the inequalities in life have been readily apparent to me…

 Almost as soon as I recognized them, I wanted to do my part in helping correct them. Community First is the next step in this goal of mine. I want to do my part to help individuals in need wherever they may be. In volunteering my time to better the lives of other, I can help relieve the burden that others may struggle under and ultimately do my part in brightening the future of this country.

Devorah Levy-Pearlman
Writer | DSL Team

“Involving yourself in the community means taking that extra step…

 — beyond just observing the issues from the outside, it means putting yourself intimately in the center of change. As a student activist studying Politics, I’m excited to be apart of a project that places itself right at the forefront of social progress. Writing helps me feel connected with others, and as a platform it gives myself and other writers the freedom to analyze, critique, and ultimately push our communities towards a future that better reflects our values.”

Kai Shi
Web Designer | DSL Team

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Jason Wang
Research | DSL Team

I wanted to join the DSL team to help locals from the San Francisco Bay…

…Area reach a better understanding of real estate, to address critical issues of structural segregation and homelessness, and to advocate equal opportunities for homeownership. Through volunteer projects, I aim to help financially empower low-income individuals and those at risk of homelessness in an effort to achieve fair housing and personally refine my research, analytical, and technical skills. I hope my work regarding these issues will positively impact individuals in the community and promote equality to the future of housing.

Cathy Huang
Financial Team | DSL Team

Sepe Rafiei
Videographer | DSL Team

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Cynthia Martinez
Graphic Design | DSL Team

I decided to volunteer as an intern for your company in order to get the…

…experience of creating, designing and sharing my works. I think it will be a great journey to be able to share my knowledge and also learn from you.

Monica Meza
Admin. Assistant | DSL Team

I think Deborah Spotlight is a great non-profit organization because it covers…

…real life issues such as homelessness, housing, community, etc. Some of these issues have a stigma to it and I think it’s important to break those stigmas and bring light to these issues. I think if we as a team work together, we can really make a difference to make the world a better place. The reason why I want to volunteer with this organization is these issues are also present where I live, and nationwide. I want to come up with solutions.

Nicole Chandler
Videographer | DSL Team

Video Production is my passion in life. As a creative writer and video editor, I…

want to create visual stories that connect emotionally with audiences is a satisfying way for me to engage people. I am an escapist, so fantasy and other world stories have always sparked my interest. I have decided to volunteer to help keep my skills filmmaker sharp. What better way to do that than to give back to the community and assist with building an online visual presence. In addition, I have volunteered to learn. How can I improve while I create? The world of Video Production technology is always expanding and changing. If I want to keep up with it I have to be surrounded by it.

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