Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning


Carolina Escobar

Carolina Escobar
Global and International Studies

"Interning [as a Social Justice intern] at Misericordia has contributed to my next opportunity by giving me experience in working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Interning at Misericordia has allowed me to observe and contribute to individuals’ growth. As an intern in the development-training department, I have worked with residents in art therapy programs that allow them to express themselves, while at the same time practicing coordination skills. In technology exploration, I have worked with residents develop their strengths through interactive programs that teach them about grammar, mathematics and reading. My experience at Misericordia has taught me that all people are contributing members of society, and have different ways of doing so. In regards to my next step, Misercordia has allowed me to discover that I want to work in advocacy and be a voice for those who do not have the ability to speak for themselves, because everyone deserves to be able to reach their full potential."