Kelsey’s Bio

Kelsey McNicholas graduated from Guilford College in 2011 with joint degrees in Peace and Conflict Studies, Sociology, and Anthropology. Her honors thesis was entitled, “On Stories and Authority, Narrative as a Form of Resistance to Systemic Violence in U.S. Immigration Policy.” While at Guilford, she was a member of the Quaker Leadership Scholars Program, she studied abroad in Mexico, she received the Newlin Award for Social Concerns from New Garden Friends Meeting, and she was a Bonner Scholar. She also organized an alternative spring break trip to the Mexico border with No More Deaths, and she interned in the immigration program of the American Friends Service Committee’s Greensboro office. She currently works as a legal intake volunteer at the American Civil Liberties Union in Philadelphia. She also participated in Pendle Hill’s Young Adult Leadership Development Program in the summer of 2011. Kelsey will be working this year at the Clarkston Development Foundation as the Community Engagement Associate.


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