Rachel Ingal is working with Professor Ilaria Schnyder von Wartensee, assisting in her research on the Humanitarian Corridor Project. This project focuses on Italy, as they are accepting refugees from Libya who are crossing the Mediterranean Sea. More specifically, the research is focused on how the Catholic Church and Catholic host families are able to take in refugees and help them better integrate into society. In general, the goal is to examine private versus public methods of resettling refugees and the Catholic Church’s role in that.
Ingal has previously completed an SSLP where she interned at Community Refugee and Immigration Services, based in Columbus, Ohio, where she was able to gain an understanding of the refugee resettlement process in America.