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Piper Janoe '16: Refugee Stories

The Research

The research of Piper Janoe is a pilot study aimed at discovering what it’s like to be a child refugee in the United States. Janoe, a double major in international studies and English, interviewed children—primarily from Moravia Park Elementary School in Baltimore—and their families to learn about the challenges they face and how they work to overcome them. Janoe’s study also explores how the experiences of children differ based on their phenotypes and national origins.

In Her Own Words

“I want to tell the stories of these kids’ lives in the United States to raise awareness about what they contribute to society and the obstacles they work to overcome. Being someone who maybe makes the U.S. a little less scary to refugee children is an incredible experience.”

Adviser: Kathryn Edin, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Sociology