Hello! My name is Natalie Amidon and I am from Clifton Springs, New York, a small town in upstate New York. I have a Bachelor’s in International Relations from SUNY Geneseo and I am currently finishing my Master’s in Refugee Integration from Dublin City University (DCU). I am writing my thesis on mental health help for LGBT refugees and I am passionate about helping refugees.
One example of partnerships directly related to my interests is with a refugee resettlement center based out of Utica, New York that partners with companies in the surrounding areas tho hire refugees. Some of these companies include Walmart and ConMed. This partnership is essential in ensuring that refugees have an income to support themselves and their families and that the companies have a labor force to operate.
I am excited to learn more about partnerships in this course so I have the skills and knowledge to strengthen partnerships like this one.