Celine Reinoso was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but lived in Manila, Philippines, for most of her life. She graduated from Saint Louis University, where she studied communication, journalism and video production. She is currently a Loretto Volunteer in El Paso, Texas, working at Villa Maria, a transitional homeless shelter for women.

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Proceed with caution: Emotional and uncomfortable life of activism ahead

Notes from the Field - In her final blog, Loretto Volunteer Celine Reinoso considers how her worldview has shifted and how the past four months "have challenged me in every way to envision a world I believe is just."

Persevere through the pandemic

Notes from the Field - With Texas reopening and public health concerns being slightly manageable, I am able to slowly go back to work. Now more than ever, I need to continue supporting our clients.

Straying from the church and grounding my faith in nature

Notes from the Field - I thought coming to the U.S.-Mexico border and learning about impacted communities here was a sure way to get closer to God, but actually, I have never felt more disconnected from my religion and faith in God.

Discovering new ways to serve

Notes from the Field: Self-isolation hasn't stopped my activism and service in the fight for social justice, but it has challenged me to advocate in new ways.