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UAlbany's Andrea Robayo Graduates with a Passion for Helping Refugees

Andrea Robayo, who graduates at UAlbany's winter commencement on Dec. 8, is moving to San Diego and pursuing a career in public relations. Her passion for helping refugees settle in the U.S. remains a priority. (Photo by Mark Schmidt)

ALBANY, N.Y. (December 6, 2013) – During her years at UAlbany, communication major Andrea Robayo developed a passion for helping refugees. Robayo herself was 10 when she and her mother left Colombia, so she understands the challenges of starting over in a new country. “My mother felt that it was better for us to leave Colombia for the U.S. instead of staying in a corrupt and unsafe country,” said Robayo.

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