Dewi Zarni

Job title: 
Undergraduate Research Fellow

Dewi Zarni graduated from UC Berkeley in December 2021, where she majored in American Studies with a concentration in Race, Migration, and the Carceral State. Dewi was exposed to the complexities of the immigration process and its impact on families through her father's experience as an asylee. She developed her understanding of the legal system and the factors behind migration while volunteering at the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant and interning for a local immigration attorney, where she interviewed Spanish-speaking clients about their experiences and interpreted for attorneys. During her time at BIMI, Dewi has worked on the Mapping Spatial Inequality project, conducted research and interviews on Climate Migration in partnership with Amplifying Sanctuary Voices, and is currently spearheading BIMI's Community and Culture Project.