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Nancy Lam

Borderland Fellow



Nancy is the 2022-2023 Borderland Fellow at Abara and at Ciudad Nueva, a partner
community development nonprofit. She recently earned her B.A. in Global Studies
and minor in Political Science from Arizona State University.

She assists with shelter support on both sides of the border, facilitates border
encounters, and supports hospitality efforts at Abara and is the High School Assistant
Coordinator for Ciudad Nueva.

Her personal experience as an immigrant and her studies fuel her work in
immigration justice. She enjoys living and working in cross-cultural communities and
has worked with refugees and coworkers from around the world. She is grateful now
to live and learn in the borderlands as she sees a lot of her own multicultural identity
in the binational nature of this community.

She is passionate about working with her neighbors to meet the needs and foster
the beauty of the Rio Grande neighborhood. She lives with a host in the community.
Nancy is in her first year of learning Spanish and loves the language!


She enjoys leading worship with church and faith communities, especially in other languages (Spanish is a personal favorite!). She also loves reading books on justice and theology (preferably in a hammock), thrifting, and conversations over coffee or tea.

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