Active Members

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Cristina Zanoni

Brazil

My mission is to celebrate and include diverse perspectives using Art and UX Design.

Leidy Ochoa

Colombia

Her passion is always to learn new things and new people from all over the world

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Maria Eugenia Gonzalez

Venezuela

Computer Engineer \ Author of Children`s book.

Her passion is helping other immigrants, and be thankful and determined to do this passion every day for a long time

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Shan Yang

China

Former literary editor and Chinese teacher. Now she is a volunteer education coordinator helping immigrant children.

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Colombia

Margarita Perez

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Brazil

Georgia Consenca

Pursuing a degree in Business Administration and Management.

My passion is to help others to know more about this amazing Philly that we live today!

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Colombia

Mónica Molina

She has a Bachelor's degree in System Engineering and a specialist in Software Engineering. She moved to the United States in 2013, having quite experience as an analyst and software developer.
She currently works in research for a non-profit healthcare organization in Philadelphia and loves her profession's challenges.

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Algeria

Amel Kherbachene

She has a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She speaks 4 different languages; Berber, French, Arabic, and English.

Amel graduated from the 6th cohort of the Immigrant Leadership institute at the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians and become part of a group that created the  Philadelphia Immigrant Networking project. A platform that shares immigrant’s stories, information while connecting immigrants together.

"I believe that  by opening my heart to others and volunteering, I have automatically succeeded and achieved that extra step to make the world a better place." - Amel

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Ben Goebel

France

Ben is the Program Manager for the International Professionals Program at @welcomingcenter,
Ben is genuinely determined to bring more conversations to feel personally attached to every member of our communities. This is why he joined I Belong and is one of its active members.

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Ecuador

Silvia Roldan

She is an MBA in Project Management and works in a non-profit Health Care organization as an Office Technician Floater, where she has come to realize how fragile the immigrant community’s needs are.
She enjoys helping and encouraging others to pursue their dreams. That is why, through her passion for helping people, she served as a volunteer at the Jewish Relief Agency in Philadelphia by delivering groceries to families in need.

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China

Li Zhang

She is passionate about art and learning about different cultures, and she is pursuing these passions in the USA. She has a major in English and is an experienced professional in sourcing departments back in China.
In the I Belong group, she is a voice for the Asian community and always brings an optimistic perspective for the I Belong group. She is also a member of the Advisory Council and a volunteer for the English conversation circle at the @welcomingcenter.

Colombia

Natalia Moreno

She is an International Business Manager from Colombia 🇨🇴. 
She moved to the United States in 2017 and joined the 5th cohort of the Immigrant leadership institute at the @WelcomingCenter in 2019. 
Being a member of I Belong, she wants to help other immigrants like her to feel welcomed and fulfilled in their second home.

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Waleska Lopez

Puerto Rico/ USA

Working with people with disabilities. Cooperates with her husband for the Ecomusiclaje Project..

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China

Qiwen Tan

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Bangladesh

Srabanti Biswas

Doctor in Medicine and Surgery at her home country

Supporting Members

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Alissa Peres Penteado

Brazil

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Reyna Hernandez

Mexico

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Grace Hong

Korean - American

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Felix Caballero

Peru

Product Manager in Health Tech Industry.

Always up to a good chat!

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Kenya

Maureen Smith

Program Manager for the Immigrant Leadership Institute at the Welcoming Center. 

Art and fashion designer.

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Colombia

Deicy Perez

English and Spanish Teacher in a family Literacy program at the Center for Literacy.

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Manuel Portillo

Guatemala

Director of community engagement at the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians.

Working on immigrant integration.