Who Are We?
Amanda was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas and lived in South Texas on the border of Mexico for the majority of her life. The politics of immigration are part of her lived experience, and it has inspired her work while pursuing her Master's of Library and Information Science at the University of Washington. She hopes to use the confluence of her personal experience and academic preparation to continue to challenge and confront the gaps in information access for disenfranchised communities. Amanda currently resides in Seattle.
Anna has lived in the Puget Sound region for 15 years, and has worked with immigrant communities on family literacy and access to health care. Living in Nicaragua for a year, she learned firsthand about factors that contribute to migration. She is passionate about immigrant rights and empowering people through information, and is studying Library and Information Science. Anna resides in Tacoma, where the Northwest Detention Center is located.