Emily Dittig

Refugee Resettlement Case Aide

Emily Dittig joined NSC as the Refugee Resettlement Case Aide in August 2017 for her year of service in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.  In addition to supporting case managers and coordinating new refugee arrivals, Emily facilitates family reunification programs and applications. Emily recently graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington where she received a B.A in art with a minor in marketing. She volunteered with many non-profits and clubs during her time at Gonzaga. Emily studied abroad in South Africa studying art, traveling across the country and volunteering at a local school for three months. After returning to University, Emily led a group of Gonzaga students on a service trip to San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. The students worked with many non-profits including Esperanza International and assisted community members in building new housing. This trip to San Diego and Mexico inspired Emily to create a series of prints and ceramic sculptures highlighting and reflecting upon the issues of immigration. She used the symbol of the butterfly which has been adopted by some refugees and immigrants as a sign of hope and symbol of migration. She is excited to continue her passion for social justice and art while serving new immigrants and refugees arriving to Philadelphia.