Interns in the Community


Client Services Intern, Latino Community Association

Latino Community Association is a key connector with the immigrant community in navigating their new life. As a client services assistant, Marlene Peraza Murguia, Human Development and Family Sciences major, was the first person non-English speakers saw when they walked through the doors of LCA in Redmond. “I feel honored they trusted me to help solve problems.” After graduation, Peraza Murguia plans to focus on her four boys while continuing to work with LCA. Her goal is to return to OSU-Cascades to receive her Master of Counseling degree.

Volunteer Coordinator Intern, Latino Community Association

“The internship with the Latino Community Association gave me confidence in my abilities and created a path I didn’t know was there,” said Social Science major Aidan Thrower. LCA offers services for the Latino community to assist with navigating the challenges of their new country. Thrower, who moved to Bend from San Jose, used his Spanish to assist with citizenship applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals renewals, data entry and volunteer management in the Bend office. He graduated last spring.

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