Student Stories



Growing up in Jamaica, Kashane never had the freedom to be their true and authentic self. While they strove for acceptance and an education, they faced violence and hatred from the surrounding heteronormative culture. Listen to this episode to hear of their experience growing up in Jamaica, seeking asylum in the United States, and finding a passion for forensic accounting.

**This program does contain materials which may be disturbing to some listeners. Listener discretion is advised. Views and opinions expressed in this audio diary do not represent the opinion of IIE.**

We met Kashane when they were selected as a recipient of the IIE - Julia Stasch Scholarship for Refugees and Asylees. Learn more about the program: https://www.iie.org/Programs/Julia-Stasch-IIE-Scholarship-for-Refugees