Christina Fialho '06
Christina Fialho '06 learned outside of the classroom at SCU and discovered her true calling as a legal advocate for forced immigrants.
While Christina Fialho '06 was a student at SCU, she learned some valuable lessons outside of the classroom. By serving as a DISCOVER Ministry Fellow, Fialho participated in the Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County's Refugee Resettlement Program. The Program aids thousands of people every year settle into American life. "As a Fellow at Catholic Charities, I found my life calling to serve forced migrants and immigrants," she says. One of the most important jobs Fialho completed was helping a Liberian refugee to reunite with her children. Previously, the woman had unsuccessfully pleaded to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to obtain her children. After working with Fialho, her request was granted. She now lives in San Jose with both of her children.