Originally from the Philadelphia area, 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 will complete her MA in Women and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Six days a week Khols works at a local preschool, where she gets to play with toddlers all morning. In her free time she like to travel and hang out with her cats.
Hali first got involved with ECAR as a volunteer and fundraiser in early 2016. Now, as the Program Coordinator, she trains new volunteers and makes sure our families’ daily needs are met. In addition to managing our wonderful team of volunteers, she helps spread ECAR’s message by posting to social media, implementing fundraising strategies, visiting other college and university campuses, attending conferences, and applying for awards that would gain recognition for our organization.
Hali works with ECAR because she believes in its purpose and because she believes in Diya. Hali thinks it 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.