Hello everyone! My name is Anabelle Keimach (she/her), and I’m very excited to start my internship at DJJ in partnership with UpStart’s JOC Career Development Program. I am from Sharon, MA and am currently taking a gap year before I start at the University of Vermont next fall. I will be majoring in Global Studies with a concentration in Fine Arts for my first year. Through my studies, I intend to gain a better understanding of the social, political, economic, and environmental problems nations face, which will aid me in being an educated voice for social change. Additionally, I hope to explore how to use art as a form of advocacy.
Over the past few years, I have developed an interest in community organizing, and look forward to gaining skills through this internship that will help me as a future leader. I feel honored to be working with people who have made invaluable impacts on the Metro Detroit community and beyond. As someone who deeply values my Jewish roots, DJJ’s work especially resonates with me because of the Jewish tradition, thought, and culture that grounds the organization. I am eager to further examine my role as a person of color in the Jewish community, collaborate with the leaders of DJJ, and lend positive contributions to the work of this organization.