My name is Natalia Langner; I am a senior at the University of Montevallo majoring in Social Work and Psychology. I was born in the Ukraine and was adopted in 2005. As a child, I witnessed many accounts of domestic violence (dating violence, violence between married couples), which planted a need to be involved in making change. I received an opportunity to study in D.C. for the summer through the Washington Center, and I wanted to intern in an area that focused on human trafficking or domestic violence.
Over the past three years, I have developed a passion for advocacy and a desire to assist the vulnerable and the oppressed. In my first year of college I worked on a project involving human trafficking and since then, I decided to incorporate this learned knowledge of injustice to make a difference in some way as a future career. Working as an intern at Becky’s Fund is a wonderful opportunity to continue my work with victims of domestic violence, as well as obtain further experience that will guide me in my future endeavors as a Social Worker and an advocate. I am looking forward to learning more about domestic violence and the numerous ways that we can work together to assist the victims as well as being proactive in informing our communities of such crimes.