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Diya Abdo

she/her/hers Professor and Director, Every Campus A Refuge/Guilford College

Diya Abdo is the Lincoln Financial Professor of English at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC and a second-generation Palestinian refugee born and raised in Jordan. In 2015, Dr. Abdo founded Every Campus A Refuge (ECAR), which advocates for housing refugee families on college and university campus grounds and supporting them in their resettlement. The flagship chapter at Guilford College, now one of several ECAR campuses, has hosted nearly 90 refugees thus far. Dr. Abdo is the recipient of several awards including the J.M. Kaplan Fund’s Innovation Prize (2021); she sits on the Advisory Board of the Community Sponsorship Hub.

Email Address Abdod@guilford.edu
LinkedIn LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-diya-abdo-5340035/
State North Carolina
Webpage http://www.everycampusarefuge.net
Main area of practice
  • Housing
  • Mental Health/Wellness
  • Resettlement case management
  • Service Learning & Volunteer Engagement
Specializes in These Areas
  • Activism/Grassroots Mobilization
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)
  • Faith-Based Engagement
  • Housing
Populations served
  • Resettled Refugees
  • SIVs
Examples of current or past work
  • The Presidents' Alliance
  • Welcome Campus Network
  • NASH RRI Champion
  • ECAR Chapter
  • ECAR-NASH Training Certification
I'm open to... Networking, Consulting for a fee