Reflections: 20 Years of Sorensen Fellows

Wendi Adelson '01
1999 Sorensen Fellow
Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, Founding Line
Buenos Aires Argentina

Read Wendi's 1999 Sorensen Fellow essay here.


Wendi traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina for her Sorensen Fellowship in 1999. There, she worked with the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, Founding Line. She also had the incredible opportunity of working with Nobel Peace Laureate, Adolfo Perez Esquivel during her summer internship.

I realized during my time in Argentina that I needed more than good intentions to help improve our world.  With that knowledge, I sought a path in the law, where I felt I could best represent individuals in their struggle for justice.  That focus eventually led me to work for a foreign policy think tank after college in the immigration policy division.

Adelson currently lives and works in Miami, Florida where she serves as the Executive Director of IMPAC Fund, a non-profit working to fundraise for immigrant legal defense and create bipartisan coalitions to promote sensible and humane immigration policy at the local, state and national level.