Rosana Donoso Barredo
Washington New Americans Integration and Advocacy Manager
o: 206-452-8421 | email@example.com
Rosana Donoso Barredo joined the Washington New Americans Program at OneAmerica in 2015 with a strong non-profit and political professional background. Rosana was a Volunteer Coordinator at United Planet in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Student Mentor and Program Facilitator at Intercordia Canada in Honduras. In addition, as an undergraduate student she traveled to Uganda in 2006 to complete a student run based program focused on child literacy and the understanding of refugee and internally displaced people’s issues in Kampala and the Gulu Region. Rosana worked as a Volunteer Coordinator and Political Desk Intern at the Obama for America presidential campaign in 2008 during the New Hampshire and Massachusetts primaries. She completed an Organizing Fellowship at Fuse Washington in 2014 and was a Fellow at the Institute for Democratic Future in 2016. Rosana holds a Master’s in Education from the University of British Columbia, with a focus on critical race theory and social justice in education, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal. Her strong belief in racial justice and dedication to education and immigration policy is what drives Rosana’s work at the Washington New Americans Program and OneAmerica.
During her free time Rosana loves to travel, to cook complex recipes, and to build meaningful relationships from people of different cultures and backgrounds. Rosana was born in Quito, Ecuador, moved to Massachusetts as a teenager, and has lived in Switzerland, Denmark, and Canada.
Washington New Americans Participant Engagement Associate
o: 206-452-8436 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlos is a Los Angeles born and Seattle raised Chicano. Growing up in an immigrant community, he quickly started to notice how broken the immigration system is and began working with his community and local youth to advocate for legislation that would benefit and give equal opportunity to undocumented students and their families. He started working with OneAmerica in 2010 through their youth leader program and has stayed connected since then.
Carlos is also an artist. Through his paintings, he celebrates Chicanx culture as well as his Afro-Mexican roots and reflects/criticizes his environment which are his biggest influence.
Washington New Americans Senior Program Manager
o: 206-452-8423 | email@example.com
Sarah Sumadi graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University with a B.S. in journalism and a concentration in Spanish. For two years, she served as Director of Volunteers and Communications at the Center on Halsted in Chicago, the largest LGBT community center in the Midwest. In 2011, she received a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to Buenos Aires, Argentina. She spent two and a half years there and earned a master’s degree in international relations from the Universidad de San Andres. She also worked full-time as an academic adviser for EducationUSA, a program of the U.S. State Department, to help Argentine students apply to U.S. colleges and universities. Sarah is passionate about food and women’s economic development.
In 2014, she co-produced, edited and published the Leaders from the Kitchen cookbook, which brings together recipes and stories from more than 40 women leaders and entrepreneurs in Belize and Nicaragua. So far, book sales have raised more than $5,000 for organizations that provide small business training and support to low-income women in both countries.
Washington New Americans Grantee Network Manager
o: 206-452-8499 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Adelina Solís joined Washington New Americans in 2018. She is a proud daughter of immigrants, and passionately believes that immigrant rights are human rights.
Prior to joining WNA, she worked at Global Partnerships, a Seattle-based impact investing organization, which works to expand opportunity for people living in poverty. She also spent a year in Ben Tre City, Vietnam as an English teacher through the Fulbright program. In this role, she taught students, teachers, and community members who otherwise had limited access to learning from native English speakers.
Adelina graduated magna cum laude from Scripps College with a major in Linguistics and a minor in Italian Studies, and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian. Her undergraduate thesis on Esperanto was published by Fiat Lingua, an online journal dedicated to constructed languages. As part of her coursework and out of personal interest, she has also studied French, American Sign Language, Russian, Quechua, Vietnamese, Swahili, and Malayalam.
Washington New Americans Program Associate
o: 206-452-8400 | email@example.com
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Mennah is the daughter of Egyptian immigrants and was born and raised in the greater Seattle area. Mennah holds a B.A. from the University of Washington in Political Science and Middle Eastern History. She has previously served as a university employee advocating on behalf of Middle Eastern and Muslim students in student government and is passionate about issues surrounding immigrant and refugee affairs. In college, she founded the first-ever Middle Eastern Culture Fest and Professional Development Night, believing that students feel safer and more comfortable on campus when they see themselves represented culturally and professionally. She often uses social media as a tool to communicate her experiences growing up as an American Muslim.
Mennah is an active member of her community where she has been involved with CAIR-WA as a volunteer, the Los Angeles Egyptian Consulate as an event coordinator, and the Muslim Community Resource Center as an Arabic translator. Her commitment to serving immigrant and refugee communities manifests itself in her language skills, community building, and event planning experience. She joined the Washington New Americans team as a Program Associate in 2019. In her spare time, Mennah enjoys journaling, kickboxing, and gardening.
Bonnie Stern Wasser
Washington New Americans Staff Attorney
o: 206-723-2203 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonnie is has been an immigration attorney for many years in California and Washington State. She has a B.A. in Social Ecology from UC Irvine, a master’s in Architecture and Urban Planning from UCLA, and a J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. Bonnie began her legal career as an INS Trial Attorney in Los Angeles before joining a national immigration law firm and later opening her own immigration practice. After moving to Seattle, Bonnie worked for MacDonald, Hoague, and Bayless and then returned to private practice, where she practiced business and family immigration, asylum, DACA, and citizenship. In 2008, Bonnie helped establish the partnership between OneAmerica and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter (AILA-WA). She has volunteered at Citizenship Days and clinics for 10 years, and served as Chapter Chair of AILA-WA for two years.
At OneAmerica, Bonnie provides technical assistance and training for legal volunteers at our citizenship workshops, and case consultation assistance for WNA’s grantee organizations. Bonnie also serves as a legal resource and advocate on immigration law and policy for the wider OneAmerica family and community. In her spare time, Bonnie enjoys photography and playing bluegrass fiddle.