Genesis Torres recently graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. She plans to attend law school to pursue a law career, to be able to better assist immigrants in her community. As a community member, Genesis volunteers doing outreach to migrant farmworker camps, formerly was president of Students for Immigrant Rights at NC State, and worked at the Mexican Consulate provide information and resources on schooling. Genesis has been a board member for Witness for Peace Southeast for a year. She is excited to lead this delegation as she is part Honduran and wants to learn more and better comprehend the impact US foreign policy has on Honduras' current situation.
Stephanie Metzen graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2011 as a double major in International & Area Studies as well as French. Upon graduation, she moved to Quito, Ecuador to teach English at a local university and learn basic Spanish. She has previously worked for a mental health non-profit in Omaha, NE and served for two years at a Durham literacy non-profit. Eventually she returned to school to obtain a Master's degree in Global Studies focusing her research on asylum law, specifically as it pertains to Honduran unaccompanied minors. Currently she works with special needs students for the local public school system. Additionally, she works part time as a youth minister and serves on the board of Witness for Peace Southeast.
More about the co-leaders:
Stephanie Matzens and Genesis Torres are both board members for Witness for Peace Southeast and will co-lead this delegation to Honduras. As board members, they have participated in various events regarding Latin America and Latinx immigrants in the Southeast, primarily in North Carolina. Both have ties to Honduras which will make this delegation even more impactful for them, and hopefully for you as well! Please join this delegation to Honduras from July 4th to July 13th to learn about causes and push factors for the recent exodus of thousands of migrants from Honduras, culminating in several large Migrant Caravans over the last 6 months.