June 4, 2012

With summer right around the corner, we are excited to welcome the new group of interns that will be coming to spend eight weeks with us in Washington, D.C.  Interns share in the Columban mission of advocating for social justice and explore the legislative process with Catholic social teaching as their guide.  The summer group will live with other D.C. area volunteers where emphasis is placed on simple and community living.

Now, to introduce the 2012 summer intern team; please feel free to send them an email of welcome!

Roselle Agdipa

Name: Roselle Agdipa         

Hometown: San Jose, California

School/Major: Creighton University; Social Work & Pre-Law

Assigned Issue/Country Concentration: Environmental Justice (climate change, water, genetically modified organisms); Britain, Fiji, Japan

Looking forward to: The experiences she will have and people she will meet; also being in Washington D.C. because she loves the city.

Grant Goodman

Name: Grant Goodman                     

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

School/Major: Creighton University; Political Science with a minor in Justice & Peace Studies

Assigned Issue/Country Concentration: Migration (CIR, DREAM Act, Border, Human Trafficking); Peru, China, Mexico

Looking forward to: Making a difference in national policy-making.

David Salgado

Name: David Salgado          

Hometown: Bogotá, Colombia

School/Major: Pontificia Universidad  Javeriana; Political Science

Assigned Issue/Country Concentration: Economic Justice (Trade, debt, food, budget); Chile, Philippines, Australia

Looking forward to: Working with the CCAO team to improve the conditions of people who are affected by unfair trade agreements.

Sandra Sandoval

Name: Sandra Sandoval     

Hometown: Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

School/Major: University of Texas at El Paso; double major in Marketing and Human Resources

Assigned Issue/Country Concentration: Intersection of Economic and Environmental Justice (FEE, extractives); Burma, Taiwan, Ireland

Looking forward to: Growing spiritually by helping others and improving her advocacy skills.

Gloria Soto

Name: Gloria Soto               

Hometown: Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

School/Major: University of Texas at El Paso; Psychology with a minor in Management

Assigned Issue/Country Concentration: Peace and Conflict Resolution; Pakistan, Korea, New Zealand

Looking forward to: Having the opportunity to learn something new to improve her way of contributing to society and make a difference in the world.

The Columban Center for Advocacy & Outreach (CCAO) offers part-time Spring and Fall semester internships and full-time summer internships in Washington, D.C., and Omaha, Nebraska.  To learn more about this and other programs the CCAO offers, please visit or call 301-565-4547.