Originally from the Philadelphia area, Hali Kohls moved to Greensboro to attend Guilford College. She graduated in 2015 with a double major in Sociology/Anthropology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and minors in Non Profit Management and Communications. In May 2018 she completed her MA in Women and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Hali works as a Development Specialist for Family Service of the Piedmont. In her free time she likes to travel, play board games, and hang out with her cats.
Hali first got involved with ECAR as a volunteer and fundraiser in early 2016. Now, as a board member and part-time staff, she helps spread ECAR’s message by creating monthly newsletters, implementing fundraising strategies and helping meet the needs of past and current guests.
Hali works with ECAR because she believes in harnessing the resources, time and skills we have in our community to assist refugees who are forced to leave everything behind in their home country in search of a safe haven and a fresh start. Hali thinks ECAR is an innovative approach to assisting with refugee resettlement that utilizes the vast, and often surplus, resources on college and university campuses. At the very least it gives new arrivals more time to adjust and become self-sufficient in their new lives. At the most it offers a community of generosity and support that enriches the lives of our guests, volunteers, and students