This week’s featured volunteer is Susan Dennis, who volunteers with our Conversation Partners program. Originally from Lubbock, Texas, Susan and her husband have made College Station their home for the last 30 years. Thanks to a friend who worked with BIIN as well as her own desire to help with important and valuable services for the immigrant community, she has been volunteering with us ever since.
One of her first memories from Conversation Partners is meeting a woman who had gone great lengths to try to pursue a secondary education in Mexico, despite facing many obstacles. It is because of encounters like this one that she wishes other people would see how motivated, hardworking and extremely appreciative the people who seek our resources are, and how much they sacrifice to become a U.S. citizen. One of her strongest beliefs about the immigrant community is that if people could meet the immigrants who attend our classes, they would quickly learn that the misconceptions and stereotypes are incorrect.
Best described as a natural-born teacher, when she isn’t volunteering, Susan is reading a book on her sofa with tea at her side, riding her bike on nice days or spending time with her husband and children. We thank Susan Dennis for all she does for us here at BIIN!