Lia Finkelstein serves as the Employment Access Coordinator, where she provides direct employment support services to newly-arrived refugees, immigrants, and asylees. Some of these services include workshops on resume-building and Workers’ Rights. Lia grew up in the Philadelphia area and is excited to connect clients to local resources and help them adjust to their new environment.
Lia graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a B.A. in Psychology, elevating her understanding of holistic and trauma-informed care. Lia gained community outreach and organizing experience within the Baltimore community and has held different ESL tutoring roles. She is grounded in Italian and Jewish roots and can be found cooking with friends and family during her spare time. Lia looks forward to learning from clients and colleagues at HIAS Pennsylvania!