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Josef Korbel School of International Studies Humanitarian Assistance Program

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Current Students

Elayna McCall

Humanitarian Assistance Student Elayna McCall

Elayna McCall is a MA candidate in International Development with a certificate in Humanitarian Assistance at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. She has a particular interest in migration studies, refugee protection, immigrants’ rights and human rights.

Prior to coming to the Josef Korbel School, she interned at Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center on the U.S./Mexico border as a legal assistant, working with asylum seekers, DACA, and family reunification cases from Africa and Latin America. Her most recent position was at the Red Cross volunteering as a Restoring Family Links Caseworker, reuniting families torn apart by armed conflict and instability within their home countries. In addition, Elayna is part of the Humanitarian Assistance Applied Research Group. In this role, Elayna is a researcher in an ongoing humanitarian assistance project in Latin America.

Originally from Michigan, Elayna graduated from Central Michigan University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Language and minor in Sociology. During summer and fall 2015 she interned with the Protection Unit in an UNHCR Field office in Ibarra, Ecuador working with Colombian refugees.