Melissa Fajardo is a senior at the University of Maryland majoring in Government and Politics and minoring in International Development and Conflict Management. Following graduation in May 2017, she would love an opportunity to travel abroad to work for a non-profit in the Middle East or Southeast Asia. In the future, she hopes to go to graduate school and pursue a career protecting refugee rights. She has been dedicating most of her time at HANDS writing our annual appeal letter and our weekly newsletters.