Diana Delbecchi: A Trailblazer in Education Access and Social Justice

This week, I had the wonderful opportunity of reconnecting with Diana Delbecchi. I know her as the former Assistant Director of the St. Norbert College Gap Experience. However, she wears many hats in the Green Bay community. She is the founder of United Resisters, a non-profit program for Somali women. She is currently a Schools Resource coordinator at the Green Bay Area Public School System, where she created a program for children to receive eye glasses. If there is a problem regarding education access in the community, Diana creates a project to solve it. As a graduate of UWGB, Diana created the FLITE (Future Leaders Inspired Through Empowerment) program to encourage and educate high school students about college!

Diana with her Somali friends. She is the founder of United ReSisters in Green Bay!
St. Norbert Gap Experience right before we left for the Boundary Waters in 2018.

Diana has a very unique international perspective and a love for traveling to new places. She received her Masters in Gender, Globalization, and Human Rights from University of Ireland, Galway. She also worked in a refugee camp in Greece during the Refugee Crisis of 2015.

In our episode, we explore her passion, her involvement in the community, our experience on Gap, and her experience abroad. We also discuss the power of experiential learning, and how it has shaped our growth as human beings. This interview is filled with positive energy and empowering stories. I highly recommend you listen!

You can learn more about Diana’s journey here.

St. Norbert Gap Experience on a Volcano in Guatemala. November, 2018

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