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Student Stories



In 2012, Mariela was on her university campus when bombs started to fall around her. In this audio diary, she shares how she escaped the violence and found success with the help of a violin. In 2015, Mariela was named Champion of Change for World Refugee Day. She’s also a high profile supporter for the UNHCR, and in 2019, won the Anne Frank Promisekeeper Award.