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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Mother nature is my healer

Notes from the Field - Since my job revolves around working with the case manager and meeting the needs of the residents at the shelter, I don't have much work to do from home. I can't claim that I have found the solution to depression or boredom caused by this strange time, but I can share what I've been doing to make it through.

Growth and life along the US-Mexico border

Notes from the Field: It wasn't until I moved to El Paso, Texas, for my service year that I finally saw the danger along the border, not of migrants or immigrant communities, but of the immigration narrative in Trump's America.

I am part of the global majority

Notes from the Field - Generally, I sit quietly on the introverted side of the human personality spectrum. During our person-of-color caucus, however, I used the voice I usually suppressed during our large-group discussions.